Athlete Testimonies:

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl brings a nation of voyeurs to their television sets like nothing else. These are the stories of three of the players in this drama- a player, a chaplain, and a coach.

"It was a long two weeks," Jeremiah Trotter, linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, says of the weeks leading up to Super Bowl XXXIX. "There were no big spiritual challenges for me. When I wasn't practicing or game planning, I was with my family."

The types of pressures put on players in the Super Bowl were the reason Patriots chaplain Walt Day pursued the chance to become a team chaplain. "I loved sports and really had a burden for the people of New England and the Northeast, because there really isn't an emphasis on God up here at all."

Philadelphia Eagles running backs coach Ted Williams knows the attention that comes with the Super Bowl. "The players struggle with all the attention during Super Bowl week," he says. Williams gets a chance to be an influence on these very same players. "The players call me the storyteller...I don't preach to them, but I do remind them what the Bible says and what it calls us to."


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