Tim Tebow visits Sumter family's son recovering after Orlando shooting

Published: Jun. 21, 2016 at 6:56 PM EDT
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ORLANDO, FL (WIS) - One of the victims of last week's mass shooting in Orlando got one heck of a visitor on Tuesday.

Rodney Sumter, whose family still lives in Sumter, survived the shooting that killed 49 people -- including the gunman -- at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

RELATED: See photos from the scene of the shooting in Orlando.

Sumter was seriously wounded by the shooter, Omar Mateen, on the night that the young man first started to tend to the bar at the nightclub.

RELATED: See photos of the men and women who lost their lives in Orlando.

Since the shooting, Sumter has been recovering in a Florida hospital and has been through at least three surgeries. In the meantime, Sumter received a visit from former Florida Gators legend Tim Tebow.

Sumter's father apparently coached Tebow in high school before he went on to become one of the successful quarterbacks in SEC history.

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