On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks scored a super-sized shot at a Super Bowl victory. But throughout the year, several players have showed a higher priority over tackles and scorecards: a love for God and for people.
CBN reported that during the recent contentious game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was injured after a helmet-to-helmet hit and taken out of the game. After the Seahawks’ win over Wentz’s team, Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson sought out the opposing team’s coach to give him a hug and inquire after Wentz.
“Real one,” SportsCenter tweeted in response to Wilson’s inquiry.
Wilson has always been open about his Christian faith. According to Beliefnet, he chose the number three on his jersey to “honor the Holy Trinity” and visits the Seattle Children’s Hospital every week on his day off.
Across the field as a wide receiver, Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett has used his football platform to share the Gospel.
“The one thing that keeps you going is to have faith in God and that Jesus came and died for everything. He’s given you the things that you need to live a fulfilled, thankful life!” he told CBN.
In an Instagram post featuring a photo of him in the end zone with arms outstretched, Lockett penned a “Letter to God”, promising that he’s “here to stay!”
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SOURCE: Christian Headlines