Tim Tebow, Riley Cooper send get-well video to high school student with brain tumor

By Adam Silverstein
May 12, 2015

Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow and wide receiver Riley Cooper – former roommates turned teammates on the Philadelphia Eagles – sent a video message to a high school quarterback on Monday as he was preparing for brain surgery.

According to Lancaster Online, Collin “Bear” Shank was diagnosed with a one-inch brain tumor in late April after complaining of “ongoing headaches and nausea.”

Not only is Shank the starting quarterback for the Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers, leading the program to its first “Section Two title” since 2011, he also plays varsity high school baseball. Per the paper, Shank has scored 69 touchdowns as the Pioneers’ starting signal caller, 49 passing and 20 rushing.


  1. Suedawgue says:

    Doesn’t this make a person really proud to be a Gator? Sort of makes up a little bit of the actions of some complete jerks (they do not even merit the moniker of Gator) who spat upon and did other vile actions against some of our military veterans recently.

    • senuod says:

      I appreciate that Riley C put in the time to be a part of this effort….but he could easily be lumped in with those other jerks you mention for his antics at a country concert a year or so ago.

      Those type of moments aren’t easily erased from public history.

  2. Timmy T says:

    17 seconds of their time. Maybe a few minutes to get set and ready, but my point is that a simple gesture from Timmy and Riley might just make this kid’s life. And I mean that in a literal sense. Good job, fellas. Go Gators!!!!