WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - Former NFL Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander


Stories of transformation from the lives of pro athletes


Lorenzo Alexander was in the NFL, making great money and living his dream. But in 2007, the sudden, unexpected death of one of his teammates, Sean Taylor, made Lorenzo reflect on his own life and the legacy he was leaving. He realized he had a “hole in his heart” and was “yearning for more.” With the help of some Christ-following teammates and mentors, he soon discovered the only One who could fill that hole.

Watch the video above to hear Lorenzo tell his “I Once Was” story, and listen to the podcast below to hear Lorenzo expand on the moment that changed his life.


We’re all in the middle of a story, and whether we admit it or not, we want our stories to matter. It’s those stories of deep and lasting impact that come to life when a person encounters Jesus, and responds to Him by faith. “I Once Was” invites professional athletes to share their own transformational stories, describing the very moment that changed their lives forever.

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