Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christian Quarterbacks in the NFL

Christian NFL Quarterbacks:

Josh Freeman - (Tampa Bay) Homeschooled in a devout Christian home.

Robert Griffin III - (Washington Redskins)  graduated in three years with a3.67 GPA at Baylor, "I was heavily influenced by my parents to learn discipline but my relationship with God was my most important influence."

Russell Wilson - (Seattle Seahawks)  Grandfather was president of Norfolk University, openly declares his faith.  After a recent loss he  tweeted, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (James 4:6)

Cam Newton - (Carolina Panthers)  Pentecostal.  Father is a bishop in Georgia overseeing five churches.  "I thank God every single day.  I'm just his instrument and He's using me on a consistent, daily basis."

Colin Kaepernick - (San Francisco Giants)  Mother refused abortion and put him up for adoption in 1987.  Teresa and Rick adopted Colin, a bi-racial baby.  "I think it's something where god has really led me to where I'm at today.  He put me in a position to be successful throughout my life."

Other Christian Quarterbacks:

Tim Tebow - (New York Jets).  Always very open about his relationship with God.

Peyton (Denver Broncos) and Eli (New York Giants) Manning.  "I always felt it was very important to have a good relationship with the Lord.  He always has to be your number one priority.  

Aaron Rogers (Green Bay Packers) - "I like the saying from St. Francis of Assisi, 'Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary, use words.'  I grew up knowing what a stable relationship was by my parents' example and how it centered on Christ.

Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) - "I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart on my 17th birthday.  I remember my pastor talking about God 'looking for a few good men.'  All of a sudden the light bulb went (on) in my head and I was like, 'Hey, that's me;  I can be one of those few good men!"

Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)- after a serious moral setback, Roethlisberger married and attributes his recent success to his coming back to Christianity.

Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles) - After serving time in prison, Vick returned to the NFL:  "I was so self-centered, I forgot about the Lord.  Pre-incarceration it was all about me.  When I go to prison, I realized I couldn't do it anymore.  The one thing I could rely on was my faith in God."  

Tony Dungy (Former Coach of the Indianapolis Colts - was instrumental in helping Vick return to Christianity.

1 comment:

  1. Colin plays for 49rs not sf giants. Jake locker, sam Bradford, colt McCoy, Andy Dalton and Philip rivers are all devout Christians also