Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Alabama punter JK Scott leads prayer as team was honored at the White House

The Alabama Crimson Tide was honored Tuesday afternoon at the White House for winning college football’s national championship. But that wasn’t enough for Alabama punter JK Scott.

Scott asked President Donald Trump if he could pray for him and several of his staff members. Once it was agreed, a prayer circle was created and several players, along with President Trump, joined in prayer, according to WBRC.

The Crimson Tide’s 26-23 overtime victory over Georgia on Jan. 8 gave them another national championship and yet another trip to the White House.

Scott, a Ray Guy finalist, recently put another ring on his finger when he married his wife, Sidney Anderson, five days after winning the national title.

“I’m just really glad to have Sydney,” Scott said to the Times Daily. “She’s my best friend, and I just continue to grow (more) in love with her every single day. So, I’m really thankful and really blessed to have her (in my life).”

With his college eligibility expired, Scott is hoping the NFL is in his future, but he’s not going to fret if its not.

“I’m really just trusting in the Lord with His plan for me,” Scott said. “I’m going to do my best to get better and be able to perform (to) the best of my ability. Obviously there’s more security in getting drafted, but really I haven’t really thought about that (possibility).”

No matter the future for Scott, leading the prayer circle at the White House is a sign of the man he wants to be on and off the field.

“I just want people to know there’s more to me than just punting,” Scott said. “I know that God has a plan for my life beyond punting, and Jesus loves you, man.”

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