Tim Tebow Visits Former Teammate Injured in Pulse Shooting

By Brianna Cicero Published on June 23, 2016

Heisman Trophy winner and former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has always been dedicated to his Christian faith and charity work, and his actions on the heels of the Orlando shooting are no exception.

According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, Tebow visited his former high school teammate, Rodney Sumter, who was wounded in the Pulse shooting. Tebow and Sumter played football together at Ponte Vedra Beach Nease High.

On Tuesday, Sumter uploaded a picture on his Instagram account with Tebow, captioned: “My high school quarterback left the Bahamas to come and see me. Tebow has always been an awesome person.”

According to The Florida Times-Union, Sumter was working at Pulse as a part-time bartender at the time of the attack.

In an earlier Instagram post, Sumter uploaded a photo captioned, “No weapons formed against me shall prosper. Life changing experience and I don’t want to do anything but share my testimony and turn my life over to the lord. I don’t have my phone so I can’t respond to you all through text or Facebook just yet…But thank you so so so much for the heavy support that I have received. It definitely hasn’t gone unnoticed. Still in excruciating pain but ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ Phillipians 4:13.”

Tebow visited other Orlando shooting victims in addition to Sumter. Click Orlando reports that Florida Governor Rick Scott publicly thanked Tebow for his service, saying, “Ann and I are grateful for the support of Tim Tebow and the many others who have taken time to meet with survivors and their families. Since graduating from the University of Florida, Tim has continuously worked to improve the lives of others through his foundation whose mission is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”


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