THIS IS EPISODE 65 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Brock Huard covers NFL and College Football for ESPN. He’s also the co-host of the Brock and Salk show on 710 ESPN in Seattle and is the host of the “Above and Beyond” podcast.
Brock was selected in the 3rd round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks out of the University of Washington.
He played 6 seasons in the NFL, including 2 as Peyton Manning’s backup in Indianapolis.
Brock was the 1995 Gatorade High School Football Player of the Year.
On this episode of the podcast, Brock and Jason talk about Brock’s journey to faith in Christ, being authentic as an analyst, why he feels it’s a necessity to meet weekly in a discipleship group, and balancing family with the rigors of a broadcast schedule that has him traveling across the country.
4:30 – When his walk with Christ began.
10:30 – Facing persecution on the field in college.
13:20 – Coming into the NFL as a young Christian.
15:30 – Competing against people who are you your best friends and trying to take their job.
18:05 – The challenge of working with people who aren’t Christians on the field in the NFL.
22:40 – What disciple groups looked like playing in the NFL.
25:10 – Juggling the different hats of the work he does in broadcasting.
27:05 – Staying connected to Christ during the chaos of a busy football broadcasting season.
30:45 – Being purposeful about your faith in a secular world.
33:40 – Guys opening up and being vulnerable and how that leads to freedom.
34:50 – Why doing life with a core group of men is important.
36:45 – Being critical as a broadcaster but also being loving and serving as a Christian.
45:50 – Parenting and what becoming a Dad has meant to him.
51:25 – One movie, one book, one song.
57:10 – What is he learning from the Lord right now?
— Brock Huard (@BrockESPN) July 12, 2017
“You’re just trying to reflect that light of grace and faith and humility and what that can look like.”
“In order to balance it, there has to be incredible purpose. There’s got to be an incredible commitment to my wife and a date night every Tuesday. My wife and family will come first and foremost.”
“Saying yes to something outside the home is saying no to your family.”
“If I can’t be authentic, I’m not going to do it.”
“To walk with the Lord, and who he wants me to be, I have to walk with others. Like Peter, Thomas, James, John, I have to be a teammate. I have to have people hold me accountable.”
“What do you do when you have a friend of yours and they aren’t walking right with God?”
“My job is to protect your heart and your purity and I’m going to do all I can for that.” (on parenting his daughters)
“We should be able to pray with our wife and kids. I think the enemy loves this area to attack.”
“Having to get on our knees and fight for our relationships.”
You can follow Brock on twitter @BrockESPN and listen to his podcast “Above and Beyond” by clicking here.