Summer 2024

Five faith-based quotes from current and former NFL quarterbacks

461046554“[Faith is] the No. 1 thing in my life. You can ask anyone who knows me, that’s the first thing they should tell you, and if they don’t, then I’m not doing the right thing…that is what’s the most important thing to me, to be noticed as a Christian first and a quarterback second.”
– Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, August 2013 Sports Spectrum DigiMag

“One thing as I grow into a husband is being a spiritual leader of my family, my wife and the people I surround myself with…I heard John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach for all those years, once said success is peace of mind. For me, my greatest peace of mind, my greatest success, you might say, is when I walk the spiritual journey, when I’m a spiritual leader to my family and the people I’m around. That’s what I’m striving for, and that’s where I hope to continue to go and grow.”
– Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Vol. 27, No. 4 print issue of Sports Spectrum

“God is present in all things, big or small, all the time. He can do anything He wants to do, with anyone He wants to do, through anyone he wants to do it with.”
Indianapolis Colts back-up quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in a video produced by The Increase (Hasselbeck was also featured in the January/February 2007 issue of Sports Spectrum)

“I just know I am playing for a greater purpose. This sport teaches you humility and patience in all different aspects. There are times when you are praised and you are the hottest thing going—and then things turn, and people are trying to bring you down. You just have to know that God is in control of everything, and you are playing for Him. He has given you this talent, and so you have to tune some things out and keep the focus on Him.”
– Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Fall 2014 Sports Spectrum DigiMag

“There are paths that cross in your life that are out there; you don’t even know they are coming. What are you going to do when you get them? And are you going to join God in His mission or are you just going to miss or are you going to be so consumed with what (you have) going on that (you) miss what you can do with Him?”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown, November 2013 Sports Spectrum DigiMag

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