Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck passed for 358 yards and led the Titans to a 26-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Hasselbeck was featured in our 2007 Power to Win DVD and on the cover of our January-February 2007 issue and our January-February 2004 issue.
It was in the poverty-torn country of Jamaica that Matt Hasselbeck began his unexpected journey to the NFL, to the Pro Bowl and to the Super Bowl. As a sophomore at Boston College, Hasselbeck worked in a home for elderly lepers on a mission trip to Jamaica. There he met George McVee, a man disfigured by leprosy. McVee would recite scripture in between hymns during times of song and worship. “Then he’d say, ‘Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus,’” Hasselbeck recalls. “I’m saying to myself these people should be so angry...”