Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has dyslexia. His father and brother do, too. He was diagnosed in elementary school and found ways to work around his reading difficulties. Tebow is among many NFL players who’ve been open about their learning and attention issues.
“It has to do with finding out how you learn,” he said. “I’m not somebody that opens a playbook and just turns and reads and reads. So I just made flashcards. I take each one, and then boom, when I’m traveling, I just flip through it. That really helped me. Writing it down, flipping through and quizzing myself, that was a great way for me to do it.”