Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson received the Bart Starr Award on Saturday morning at the NFL’s Super Bowl breakfast in downtown Minneapolis.
Upon receiving the award from former NFL coach Tony Dungy, Watson thanked many people including the Ravens, the Starr family as well as his family.
At the end of the program, Watson was asked to come forward and present the Gospel to the 1,700 people that attended the event.
“The gift of God is eternal life,” Watson said “Not through your works. Not through your efforts, not through your kindness, not through your justice, not through your righteousness, but through Jesus Christ, our Lord. You see Jesus came, not to just be a teacher, not to give us great quotes, He came because he was fully God and fully man. Only someone who is sinless can pay the price for sin.”
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Benjamin Watson shares the Gospel at the AIA breakfast
Posted by Sports Spectrum on Saturday, February 3, 2018
“I love football. I do. I’ve loved it my whole life, since I was a kid. But football is going to fade away. But only, our relationship with Him will last eternally.”
Following Watson’s presentation of salvation, he closed in prayer and a call to respond for the audience was provided on the two large screens next to the stage.
The event, sponsored by Athletes in Action, featured Vikings QB Case Keenum, as well as Dungy and CBS Sports studio host James Brown, sharing their encouragement with the audience.