Nathan Whitaker stood in the back at a book signing in Gainesville and watched his co-author, and subject, Tim Tebow sign books for fans.
“I’ve sat next to Tony Dungy and one in every 20 come through in tears,” said Whitaker, a former capologist for Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers who went on to write three best-selling books with Dungy. “With Tim, it was like every other person. People would literally come up to touch him while he was signing their book and some kids would be unable to move.”
Over the past year, Tim Tebow has grabbed the attention of the sports world. So much so, that his book “Through My Eyes,” written with Whitaker, was the best-selling sports book of the year.
Nielsen Bookscan says that 185,000 books were sold, besting "ESPN: The Uncensored History,which sold 115,000 books in hardcover in 2011. But Lisa Sharkey, Harper Collins’ senior vice president and creative director, who acquired the book says sales are much higher than that number reflects.