Summer 2024

WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - Pro Football Hall Of Famer Bryant Young


Stories of transformation from the lives of pro athletes


Early in his NFL career, Bryant Young suffered a severe injury that left him in so much pain he was unable to do anything physically. But then he experienced a “God moment.” God had his attention and began to speak into his heart. Where Bryant once would have kept to himself, God challenged him to be vulnerable and open about his brokenness. Relationships with Godly men soon began to develop, and his relationship with Christ became very real.

Watch the video above to hear Bryant tell his “I Once Was” story.


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.

WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Linebacker Demario Davis
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – MLB Pitcher Adam Wainwright
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NHL Player Mike Fisher
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NFL Tight End Benjamin Watson
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NHL Defenseman Josh Manson
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NFL linebacker Lorenzo Alexander
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – MLB Shortstop Nick Ahmed
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Quarterback Nick Foles
WATCH: ‘I Once Was’ Intro – Stories of transformation from pro athletes
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