For some NFL stars making their way to Super Bowl LI, a faith in Jesus Christ will be accompanying them on the quest for a championship ring.
The Christian Post has rounded up six NFL players from both the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots whose focus remains on God as much as their high-profile career.
Vic Beasley Jr., 24, Atlanta Falcons Outside Linebacker
Vic Beasley Jr. has been rooted in his faith since childhood which is evident from his consistent Bible study attendance as an adult.
“My grandparents made it clear to me that we were going to be in church on Sundays and Bible study on Wednesdays,” Beasley’s childhood friend, Nigel Curtis, said, according to the Marietta Daily Journal . “Vic will tell you himself, everything that’s happened in his life, he knows for a fact that he wouldn’t be able to accomplish the things he’s accomplished if it wasn’t for Jesus Christ.”
Jacob Tamme, 31, Atlanta Falcons Tight End
For years, Jacob Tamme has made it clear that he plays for more than just the accolades that come along with a professional football career. Tamme is playing to give God glory.
In a 2013 interview with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the tight end spoke about how he brings Jesus into his game.
“Praying that I would play in the fullness of His Spirit and with the goal of bringing Him glory,” Tamme told FCA in an interview where he also shared his favorite scripture. “Romans 8:28. It is an incredible promise and healthy to refer to and meditate on during times when we don’t feel like things are going our way.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post