Athlete Testimonies:

Shelton Quarles

For Shelton Quarles, Michael Boulware, and Renaldo Wynn, playing on the defensive side of the ball allows them to demonstrate the toughness of men of faith.

Although undrafted, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shelton Quarles was an integral part of the team's victory in Super Bowl XXXVII. Nonetheless, he doesn't find lasting pleasure in bragging rights and trophies. "It's about eternity, and that's what I'm about," says Quarles.

Seattle safety Michael Boulware says his faith has sustained him whenever faced with difficulties that threaten his confidence. Michael says, "My favorite Scripture is 1 Corinthians 10:13. 'God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But, when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.'"

When the Washington Redskins signed Renaldo Wynn as a free agent in 2002, they got one of the most hard-working defensive ends in the NFL. "The most important thing with me is there aren't any surprises," he says. "You know what you're going to get. I pride myself on being accountable. My teammates depend on me, and I think you can take that back to Christian principles- being accountable to your brother."


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