Tim Tebow reconfirmed his sanctity on Tuesday evening while playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions against the Glendale Desert Dogs, which was his first game in the Arizona Fall League at Camelback Stadium. After batting 0-for-3 at the plate, Tebow was reportedly signing autographs when he suddenly witnessed a fan in the stands suffer from a seizure and fall unconscious to the ground. Thereafter, a multitude of fans, players, and reporters surrounded the sick fan.
But "have no fear, Tebow is here" was in full effect when the former NFL journeyman quarterback-turned-pro baseball player came to the ailing individual's aid and touched the young man, who at that point looked dead to onlookers. The famously religious Tebow prayed over the unconscious man, who miraculously regained his breath.
As the fan was able to communicate again, Tebow shared some kind words of encouragement with him. “They’re going to take good care of you, buddy,’’ Tebow said. The fan identified himself as Brandon, and a Georgia Bulldogs fan—an arch-rival of Tebow's alma mater, the University of Florida Gators.
“You’re a Bulldog? You’re kidding me,’’ Tebow joked with Brandon. “Don’t even know how to respond to that.’’
Tebow simply kept talking with the man until the paramedics arrived 15 minutes later. The angel in the outfield then squeezed Brandon's hand and told him he would check in later, before finally leaving the field for the Desert Dogs' team bus.
“God bless you, buddy,’’ Tebow told him. Fans saluted Tebow as he left for the bus.
You can look at the Twitter reactions from those who witnessed the Lazarus-style miracle work below.