If you’re a college football fan, then you undoubtedly know the name Tim Tebow. The former Florida Gator and Heisman trophy winner led his team to the National Championship game in 2008 and was picked by the Denver Broncos in the first round after college. In the past year, though, Tim has left the NFL to pursue a career in baseball.
As impressive as his stats are, what we might remember most about this prolific athlete is his great and open faith. He was often seen kneeling prayerfully on the sidelines at games, and is a sought after speaker for church and scholastic youth groups.
Tim often took some heat for his public religious practices, but in a video shared on Twitter, it’s hard to have anything but admiration and respect for this obviously Godly man.
According to “Sports Illustrated,” In the wake of terrifying Hurricane Irma, Tim, along with Florida governor Rick Scott, made a visit to a shelter in Jacksonville, Florida, for those with special medical needs. There he met a veteran of World War II. And while most people would have been dazzled by the superstar pro athlete, Tim was in awe of the war hero who pulled out a harmonica and gave an energetic rendition of “Red River Valley.”
As amazing and uplifting as the moment is, you can’t help but feel a little lump in your throat. We think it’s American pride.