Faith on the Football Field, and in Other Sports Too

Highlighting the strong remnants of faith in an often-Christless arena. 


John Stonestreet

Timothy D Padgett

After securing his team’s place in the NFL playoffs, Texans’ rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud was asked by a reporter to respond to the moment. In a brief statement that has now made rounds on social media, he expressed gratitude for the city of Houston, honor for his fellow players, and, most of all, praise to Christ for saving him and choosing him to be in this role.  

More than a typical generic thanks to God for a win, Stroud spoke with grace and humility, noting the Scriptures written on his wristbands after being asked. 

For all the stories of scandals and salary fights, there’s still a strong remnant of faith in this corner of our too-often Christless society. For more stories like this, from a lifelong sports fan and strong believer, check out the new book In the Big Inning by John Strege, where he shares stories of people whose faith influenced their performance and their relationship with coaches, teammates, and fans. 


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