This Sunday, tens of millions of Americans will watch Super Bowl LII, with the Philadelphia Eagles taking on last year’s winners, the New England Patriots.
Both the Eagles and Patriots have practicing Christians on their active roster who will be playing in the biggest game of the season.
Here, in no particular order, are five players who will be taking the field at the highly-watched championship game.
Honorable mention goes to two injured Eagles players, quarterback Carson Wentz and safety Chris Maragos.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton has a reputation for being the NFL team’s unofficial preacher, explaining in a 2017 interview with CBS Sports that the players’ faith was growing despite injury issues.
“We do a couples Bible study every Monday night. Thursday, ideally, we do a team Bible study at the facility,” said Burton.
“Saturday, another guy leads. And after meetings that night in one of our hotel rooms, we’ll chop it up and pray for each other.”
Regarding the injury of a couple of his teammates last year, Burton told CBS that he believed Satan was using things like injuries in an attempt to deter them.
“We’ve had a lot of guys who are strong leaders get hurt after showing their boldness for the Lord,” added Burton. “Satan can’t control us on the field, so he’s going to try to attack us off the field, attacking us physically.”
Nick Foles, the 29-year-old quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, joined his teammates to take part in a YouVersion plan titled “Professional Football Players on Humility and Surrender” in 2017.
In the 15-day devotional, the athletes — brought together by fellow Eagles player Carson Wentz’s nonprofit organization Audience of One and Chris Maragos —created content in the form of videos where they shared Scriptures and their testimonies.
“I kept reading Scripture, I kept praying, I kept asking God — and so many of us ask God for signs, we ask God, ‘Hey, please just put it on the wall, like, I want to know,’ but that’s not how it works,” said Foles in his testimony.
“He’s not always going to do that. He was shaping me. He was bringing me down to my knees.”
At a recent press conference, Foles said that he has liked the idea of becoming a “high school pastor” and might have done that if he was not a professional football player.
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Source: Christian Post