Spring 2021 Magazine

Tim Brown - Faith and the Hall of Fame

In August 2015, former wide receiver Tim Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tim reflects on this great accomplishment with joy and thanksgiving, giving all the glory to God.

“I think God gives you a talent for a reason,” Brown says, “and if He touches your life to live for Him and certainly to do it on the middle of a football field, it’s an incredible opportunity to really get some heads turned.”

Brown definitely did turn heads on the field. He ended his collegiate football career at Notre Dame as the first wide receiver in history to receive the Heisman Trophy. And he only continued to make football history in his professional career. Brown retired from the NFL in 2005 with the second highest mark for receiving yards in the NFL: 14,934. He is the only player in NFL history to retire in the league’s top five for both return and receiving yards.

As a highly looked up to and respected Hall of Famer, Brown travels to give motivational and faith-centered speeches to many audiences. But his message is always focused on where he draws his strength from: Jesus Christ.

“It’s the Word of God,” Brown says, “and the Spirit of God that can keep us from being crazy and doing the things that we shouldn’t be doing. In my opinion, there is nothing more important that you can do with your life.”

Read about Brown’s faith journey below:

Hall of Famer Tim Brown opens up about faith and struggles

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