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NEW PODCAST: Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles Tight End

THIS IS EPISODE 58 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Trey Burton is in his 4th season as a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles.

He played his college ball at the University of Florida, where he found himself as a versatile athlete playing multiple positions for the Gators.

As a freshman in 2010, Burton broke the Gators record for most touchdowns in a single game, finding the end zone 6 times against Kentucky.

Despite a lot of success with Florida, Burton would go undrafted in 2014 before signing as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Burton has made the most of his time, both on special teams, and as a pass receiver for Carson Wentz.

The Eagles started 9-1 start in 2017 with the best record in the NFL and expectations are very high in Philadelphia to make a deep playoff run this year.

Trey is married to Yesenia and has 3 children.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Trey Burton about the Eagles hot start, where his faith in Christ began, why he’s so unashamed about the gospel, the development of his quarterback Carson Wentz, and how he came to baptize his teammates.

TIMELINE:

1:05 – Being 9-1

1:40 – How is this year different from last year (aside from the record)?

3:35 – Dealing with injuries and still winning.

5:45 – When his faith walk began.

10:30 – Being a spiritual leader and sharing your faith.

14:05 – The spiritual bond inside the Eagles locker room right now.

16:20 – Staying grounded in the word of God during the season.

19:45 – Baptizing teammates at the Eagles facility in 2016.

22:45 – Fielding questions from others about his faith.

25:30 – Why protests been so divisive within the church.

27:45 – On what makes Carson Wentz so special.

29:05 – Feeling called to raise awareness for sex trafficking

31:40 – Closing prayer from Trey

QUOTES: 

“Anytime you are doing well in the league, certain things have to go your way.”

“Guys are embracing their roles.

“I was living a double life. Enjoying what the world has to offer and pushing the Lord’s best for me and putting that on the back burner.”

“You need to build a relationship with somebody and not shove the Bible down their throat.”

“The need for Jesus in Philadelphia is huge and we’re just trying to do our part.”

“We just have a bunch of guys saying yes to what the Lord is calling us to do.”

“He’s special. He’s a guy who talks the talk but also walks the walk.” (on Carson Wentz)


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