Summer 2024

WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - Former NFL Quarterback Trent Dilfer


Stories of life transformation from the pro sports world


As a 10-year-old at a summer church camp, Trent Dilfer felt a really strong tug on his heart and made an authentic commitment — at the time — to receive Jesus as his Savior. But for the next 11 years, he remained “living for me.” In college, however, his pastor invited him to a camp where Trent saw dozens of other college athletes living authentic lives for Jesus, and also for others. It was at that camp that he decided to truly make Jesus his Lord and Savior, and begin living a life that was truly about serving others.

Watch the video above to hear Trent Dilfer 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 those in the pro sports world to share their own transformational stories, describing the very moment that changed their lives forever.

WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NFL Safety Jordan Richards
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Kicker Dustin Hopkins
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – MLB Shortstop Tommy Edman
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NHL Player Nate Prosser
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former MLB Catcher Matt Wieters
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Wife Kristin Young
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Pro Football Hall Of Famer Bryant Young
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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