Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Eagles Brandon Graham in weekly 1 on 1 discipleship program with team chaplain

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham had a career year in 2017.

The 8-year veteran led Philadelphia in sacks and played and started in every meaningful game of the season. On Sunday, he hopes to be a part of Eagles history, winning their first ever Super Bowl trophy.

But it wasn’t just a career year on the field for Brandon. Away from the stadium, Brandon took his faith very seriously and participated in one-on-one discipleship session each week with the Eagles team chaplain Ted Winsley on Tuesday mornings beginning at 550am at the team’s Nova Care center.

“We’d meet for an hour, hour and a half and I take him through a discipleship book called Disciplines of a Godly Man,” Winsley told Sports Spectrum. “Each week, Brandon and I would go through a different discipline to help him in his spiritual walk. Purity, prayer, serving, giving. These were biblical principles on how to live a Godly lifestyle.”

Winsley said he’s watched Brandon go through the ups and downs during his 8-year career in Philadelphia, but really saw a change in 2017.

“Brandon really dedicated himself to God like he never had before,” Winsley said. “This is the year that Brandon Graham found peace in his heart with God.”

When you watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, keep an eye out for number 55 wearing the green uniform. His play on the field has been stellar, but his dedication off the field to his faith is something even more impressive.

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