Tim Tebow ditches Bahamas to visit high school teammate, Pulse shooting victims

ORLANDO, Fla. — Heisman winner and former Florida Gator Tim Tebow said goodbye to the Bahamas and was in Orlando Tuesday to visit a high school teammate injured in the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Rodney Sumter Jr., a father of two who was bartending the night Omar Mateen burst into the club and opened fire, was shot three times during the attack.

He was one of 53 people wounded; 49 people died during the shooting.

In a post on Instagram, Sumter wrote: “My high school quarterback left the Bahamas to come and see me. (Tim) Tebow has always been an awesome person.”

Tebow also spent time at Orlando Regional Medical Center visiting with other victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Photos: Tim Tebow visits Pulse shooting victims at ORMC