Team Jesus: NFL's All-Time Christian Team
Happy Easter readers!
Believe it or not, today isn't all about candy, the Easter Bunny, and more candy.
Just about 2000 years ago, Jesus rose from the dead. That's what Easter is really all about.
Here is a holiday special, the NFL's All-Time Christian Team.
About the list:
It's not who I think is the best person; the most talented player receives their positional spot.
I guarantee this team is flawed because there is no complete list of Christian football players that I have access to. If I left someone out that you know for a fact is a Christian, please list him.
Thanks for reading and again, Happy Easter!
Quarterback - Kurt Warner
"I believe that the Lord has a plan for each of us that's better than anything we can imagine--even if that plan isn't obvious to us at every stage. He prepared me for this over a long period of time--in lower-profile locker rooms and the grocery store and in Europe, through all the personal tragedies and in spite of the people who doubted me along the way..."
Halfback - Emmitt Smith
Halfback - Walter Payton
Wide Receiver - Chris Carter
"I now have a purpose in life, and it is to use the platform I have been given to glorify the name of God. God calls me to be truthful, to be frank and to step out in faith. I am committed to using my influence and my resources for His glory.
Wide Receiver - Michael Irvin
"That's where my heart is," he said. "I say to God, 'I have my struggles, and I made some bad decisions, but whatever you do, don't let me mess this up.' I say, 'Please help me raise them for some young lady so that they can be a better husband than I.' "
Wide Receiver - Steve Largent
Tight End - Charle Young
Offensive Tackle - Anthony Munoz
Offensive Tackle - Jackie Slater
Offensive Guard - Billy Shaw
Offensive Guard - John Hannah
Center - Bruce Matthews
"I played nineteen years in the NFL without missing a single game due to injury. While this success has been an incredible gift, all that really
matters is knowing Jesus. Everything else is secondary at best."
Defensive End - Reggie White
“Some people say Christianity is for wimps, but as far as I’m concerned, being a Christian makes you more of a man. Jesus was the bravest, toughest man who ever lived. Before he died on the cross, He could have snapped his fingers, and everything would have been over. But He chose to die a painful death to pay for our sins instead.”
Defensive End - L.C. Greenwood
Defensive Tackle - Merlin Olson
Defensive Tackle - Richard Seymour
"I have three Super Bowl rings, but nothing compares to knowing Jesus Christ."
Outside Linebacker - Derrick Brooks
Outside Linebacker - Greg Lloyd
Inside Linebacker - Mike Singletary
"I had to come to a point of brokenness. The way I was going about things wasn’t working. I realized I couldn’t be the great husband and man of God I wanted to be unless I started serving God for the right reasons: reasons that had less to do with my own needs and more to do with His will for my life. From that point onwards, my life totally changed."
Inside Linebacker - Ray Lewis
Cornerback - Deion Sanders
"I remember opening my eyes just the slightest bit and saying, “God, if that’s You, take me! Take me, Lord,” and I was trembling all over. Before long it was silent and the lights disappeared, and later that night I got up and opened my Bible to a passage that said, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10). The words hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew they were meant for me and at that precise moment I was delivered."
Cornerback - Mel Blount
Cornerback - Darrell Green
"This has been the most incredible day in my life because I just started off just wanting to be a good football player, like most kids would want to be, and realized that God has more in plan for me."
Free Saftey - Brian Dawkins
Strong Saftey - Troy Polomalu
Kicker - Matt Stover
"I found the answer! I was at a Christian conference for professional athletes, and the speaker was talking about Mark 8:35&36. 'For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?'"