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Clay county family connects with Tim Tebow

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow received a lot of press this season.

Some of the attention has been good while some has been bad. Most of it focused on his playing ability, but some focused on what he does after scoring a touchdown.

After every touchdown Tebow scores, he kneels and gives thanks to God, which is now called, "Tebowing."

And as far as E.E. "Buzz" Burgess is concerned, Tebow should continue "Tebowing."

Burgess recently told The Brazil Times of an encounter his family had with Tebow just a few years ago.

Burgess' grandson, Brandon Greewalt, was heading to the Florida School of Dentistry after graduating from Ball State University.

Burgess and his late wife, along with Brandon's parents, Pennie and Jerry Brown, drove Brandon to Florida to begin classes.

"What happened was, his grandma and I helped them move all his suitcases, which was about seven or eight," Burgess said. "It was his first time down there.

"We all took him down there. We took a caravan down to Florida. And when we got there, we had all these suitcases."

Burgess said as they arrived, they noticed a huge bus near them. It was the Florida Gators' football bus.

He said two players got off the bus and immediately offered to help with the luggage.

"They jumped off the bus and came over and said, "Hey, can we help you?' Burgess said. "I noticed my son-in-law was almost aghast, but I said, 'Sure fellas.'"

The two players offered to help carry the luggage to Brandon's room.

While Burgess was aware of who Tebow was, he didn't recognize him.

However, his grandson and son-in-law pointed it out almost immediately.

Burgess shook Tebow's hand after the encounter and said he was in "awe."

"I couldn't believe that there were still people like that left," Burgess said. "He just went out of his way to help a couple of people in need. This was a boy from a football team bus. It was a great experience."

Despite the media attention surrounding Tebow for various reasons, Burgess said he is impressed with him.

"He's actually everything he professes to be," Burgess said. "He's not afraid to show his faith, and I think that is super. If you do it openly, that's a no-no in our society. Tebow is not afraid to do that.

"I have seen his success. He's such a good example for our young people. He's just a great young man, and he's real. He's a real young man who is a Christian. He takes that faith to the field, and I think that's great. I applaud that."

Incidentally, Burgess' grandson will graduate with honors this year.

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TEBOW is up and coming , it's nice to see a pro whom really helps people and not just themselves. his actions on the field as well as off the field is the reason Tebowing will catch on. it's not for the Fake at heart! you won't understand it.

congrats. on graduates with honors.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, Jan 18, 2012, at 8:17 PM

YEA ITs REALLY NICE TO SEE THESE MILLIONAIRES do nice things for the poor people of our country. Like the time I almost got to meet Payton Manning. Ill never forget he was standing next to me,waiting to go on stage and get the props of a loving Indy crowd @ the victory party when we won the SB. This man looked straight at my war vet hat and turned his back on me when he realized I was saying hi to him reaching out to shake his hand. He totally dissed me! Don't believe the hype these rich boys really don't give a crap about us. Tebowing is his way of marketing his own brand and nothing else. BTW THE REASON why I was able to get so close to him was because I had a family member also get a Super Bowl Ring that day. We were in the family VIP area.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Jan 19, 2012, at 9:58 AM

Roger La Plante, i think you might be right on some superstars, but I'm betting there are some whom really do care. also Bet there are several people whom use different props to get autograghs for these same stars. anyone can buy a hat or other military items. I'm also sure that the member of the family whom got a superbowl ring that day has disses someone also. I think Tebow is real and I have followed him before college. I feel that , he has always seems to do the right thing so far,maybe he will fall short a time or two.

Manning and Tebow are 2 different people.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Thu, Jan 19, 2012, at 11:39 AM

No I must say my nephew John Standeford who was Drew Brees favorite target at Purdue and represented Indiana with the up most respect and honor. He was a back up on the colts roster and was traded to the Lions. John also had broken big 10 receiving records at Purdue. I guess they did not give him enough $$$ to be caught up in all the greed of today's sports...

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Jan 19, 2012, at 5:12 PM

But to stay on topic I think we are free to Tebow in our homes and church, but please do not mix sport and religion.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Jan 19, 2012, at 5:16 PM

a christian is the way of life on or off the field.at least that is how i see it. but i have been wrong once or twice

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Jan 20, 2012, at 3:42 PM

I agree w/ Carebuttonbroke. It should not be necessary to hide our Christianity on the playing field. Way to go Tebow. If anyone does not want to see it - turn your head! God Bless us all.

-- Posted by indianamama on Mon, Jan 23, 2012, at 5:14 PM

Ok I'll bite we don't have much time. So if I were Muslim you would allow me to lay my rug down and face Mecca 5 times during a game to pray?????? I did not Think so. Just sayin. Peace

-- Posted by Combat VET on Mon, Jan 23, 2012, at 7:41 PM

Yea, if you were muslim and you had a rug on the football field and wanted to pray to Mecca, then by all means.....GO FOR IT!!! We can thank who we want, when we want. That is why we live in the land of freedom. That is why there are soldiers out there fighting for your (and my) freedom. So we can pray to whoever we want WITHOUT PENALTY. If he wants to take a knee and thank God for gifting him with the ability to do amazing things on that field, then who are you to gripe? Do you have ANYTHING positive to say? "I did not Think so. Just sayin. Peace"

-- Posted by 2pennies on Wed, Jan 25, 2012, at 11:04 PM

People here are very bigoted to other faiths I just don't understand your Hippocratic attitudes. I do like Peace but I don't like the Broncos or Tebow. I served in two wars so I know a little bit about freedom but thanks for the lesson anyway. Not everybody is a Christian that lives here.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Jan 26, 2012, at 9:59 PM

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