Tim Tebow news: NFL star goes to Florida hospital to surprise Gators fan diagnosed with acute leukemia


NFL superstar Tim Tebow proved that he does more than just taking the field.

This time, he’s proven that he also gives back to his fans.

According to CBS Sports, Tebow gave a young Florida Gators fan a surprise visit at the Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville.

Nathaniel, who CBS Sports said was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, was brought to tears by the surprise visit, which was arranged through the football player’s Tim Tebow Foundation.

Overcome by emotion, Bleacher Report said, Nathaniel could only say words of thanks to Tebow for the unannounced visit.

“Thank you for visiting me,” the young fan said when the emotions had subsided.

Tebow spent two hours talking and playing video games with Nathaniel, as well as paying other patients a visit, CBS Sports reported.

He also left Nathaniel a memento a Bible and an autographed football.

Tebow spent his college career with the Florida Gators from 2007 until 2009. He was recently with the Philadelphia Eagles from April until September this year when he was released from his contract before the season started.

Texas governor Greg Abbott had pointed Tebow out as a possible replacement for the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo, FOX Sports had earlier reported.

Romo is currently recovering from a fractured left clavicle during a recent match against the Eagles. According to Forbes, he could be out of action for at least eight weeks.

Fans of the Chicago Bears have also issued calls in social media to their home team to take Tim Tebow as a replacement for Jay Cutler, who was also injured and will be out of action for several weeks.

According to the Sun Times, users have flooded Twitter with posts calling on the Bears to sign the quarterback in.

“Oh man seeing Tim Tebow in a Bears uni would be AWESOME, have to bring in someone if Jay is out for some time,” one user’s post exclaimed.