When a man has a dream, he’ll play beach volleyball with a 10-pound medicine ball in the middle of a Scottsdale, AZ, summer. Or, at least Tim Tebow will.
The former NFL quarterback, two years removed from the league, still wants a shot at returning. To keep in shape, he’s turned to fitness trainer Ian Danney, inventor of the part grueling, part life-threatening game “Danney-Ball.” Competitors toss a padded 10-pound medicine ball over a volleyball net back and forth, attempting to control their heaves inside a standard beach volleyball court.
“The whole body is going to be tired, from your shoulders all the way down to your feet,” Tebow told Fox 10 Phoenix last week during a break from the action.
While no NFL teams have expressed any interest in Tebow before the upcoming season, his public Danney-Ball debut was largely successful, including a brilliant drop shot seen at minute 1:18 in the video below.
“I think one of the greatest things it teaches you is just to keep fighting,” he said. “Maybe when your chips are down or you are exhausted or you feel like you can’t keep going, it just teaches you to continue to keep fighting.”
Tebow will keep fighting for his NFL dream while also joining the SEC Network as an analyst this fall.