Ben Watson Says Post-Game Prayer Is What He Misses Most About Football

(PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS/MITCH STRINGER) Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson (82) is assisted off the field after suffering a torn right Achilles tendon against the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, August 27, 2016.
(PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS/MITCH STRINGER)
Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson (82) is assisted off the field after suffering a torn right Achilles tendon against the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, August 27, 2016.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson missed the entire 2016 National Football League season due to injury and says there is one thing he missed the most about playing football and it’s not scoring touchdowns.

Coming off arguably his best statistical season of his 12-season career with the New Orleans Saints in 2015, the 36-year-old former Georgia Bulldog was looking forward to starting the next chapter of his career with the Ravens on the right foot until an Achilles tear in the preseason ended his chances of suiting up for Baltimore this season.

Watson, a devout Christian who is never afraid to share his faith publicly, took to his social media accounts Sunday night to let his followers know what it was that he missed most about the playing the game this fall.

For Watson, the thing that he missed the most was not catching touchdowns, making big blocks and getting crucial first downs when the team needs it the most. For him, it’s the time spent in prayer with his teammates and opponents after the games that makes playing football more worthwhile.

“Some people have asked what I missed most about being unable to play this season,” Watson wrote on Facebook and Instagram. “At the top of the list is that special moment after every game when opponents unite as brothers to give thanks to their Father.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Samuel Smith