San Francisco 49ers’ Anquan Boldin Aims ‘to Honor God In Everything’

Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, is 2015’s Walter Payton Man of the Year at this season’s NFL Honors.
Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, is 2015’s Walter Payton Man of the Year at this season’s NFL Honors.

A veteran NFL wide receiver has been recognized for his off-the-field contributions to society – actions a ministry says reflect the player’s deep convictions and Christian faith.

On Saturday, the National Football League honored San Francisco 49ers wide out Anquan Boldin as its “Walter Payton Man of the Year.” The annual award – established in 1970 and renamed in 1999 for the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back – recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes had an opportunity in the past to visit with the 13-year veteran and highlight his philanthropic work.

“What we were able to share through FCA Magazine that was his faith is really what pushes him to use the platform God’s given him as a great receiver to make a difference off the field,” says Clay Meyer, editor of the magazine.

“… In his remarks … after receiving the award [he shared] that part way through his career he realized that his purpose is not to score touchdowns, not to get yards, not to make a lot of money in the NFL – but it is to make a difference for the Lord away from the game.”

Indeed, during his acceptance speech Boldin stated: “God put me on this earth for something much bigger than that. And I realize and understand what my purpose is now: and that’s to honor God in everything I do – on the field [or] off the field.”

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SOURCE: OneNewsNow.com
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