Tim Tebow is as famous for his religious beliefs as for his quick-thinking football skills, and on Sunday he displayed both on a Delta between Atlanta and Phoenix.
The former NFL quarterback joined flight attendants to help a passenger who suffered an apparent heart attack on board the cross-country flight, People reported.
After approaching the man’s family, Tebow led the group in prayer as the flight descended into Phoenix, where the sick passenger received immediate medical attention but later died in a hospital.
As well as Tebowing Flight 1772, the University of Florida Heisman Trophy winner also helped the family deplane, picked up their luggage and went with them to the hospital, where he waited until they got the news that the man had passed away.
The late passenger is said to be in his 60s and was traveling with his wife and her friend.
“I watched strangers from all over the world and every ethnicity come to the help of this man for over an hour! Then all of a sudden, I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow,” a fellow passenger and eyewitness wrote on Facebook.
“He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation.”
Tebow had been sitting in business class at the time of the incident but then walked toward the back of the plane to ask what he could do to help.
“He was helping, consoling the family,” another passenger told NBCNews.
Along with playing for the Denver Broncos and briefly signing with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, Tebow also acts as a college football analyst for ESPN’s “SEC Nation,” the Saturday morning pregame show on the SEC Network.