The WSJ snippet below provides some insight on why Tim Tebow is so outstanding.
“According to the former Florida coach Urban Meyer, Mr. Tebow’s philanthropic efforts reshaped campus culture … In December 2009 … at Walt Disney World Resort, he met a 20-year-old college-football fan named Kelly Faughnan, a brain-tumor victim who suffers from hearing loss and visible, continual tremors. She was wearing a button that said “I love Timmy.” Someone noticed and made sure that the young woman had a chance to meet the player.
Mr. Tebow spent a long while with Ms. Faughnan and her family, and asked her if she’d like to be his date for [a college-football awards ceremony] the following night. She agreed, and the scene of Mr. Tebow escorting the trembling young woman down the red carpet led much of the reporting about the event.”
For the full article on Tebow, see Tim Tebow: God’s Quarterback.