Who is Case Keenum?
He’s the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. He’s an author of the “Minneapolis Miracle.” He’s a story of NFL perseverance.
More than anything, though, he’s a believer in Jesus Christ.
“I’m not a football player that happens to be a Christian,” Keenum told CBS Sports. “I’m a Christian who happens to be a football player. Faith doesn’t leave when I hang up my cleats and put on my street clothes.”
And even though all eyes will be on his performance as Denver’s new starter this Sunday, Keenum spent this week promoting that belief through the Tuesday release of his memoir, “Playing for More: Trust Beyond What You Cannot See.” Co-authored by Andrew Perloff, of Sports Illustrated and “The Dan Patrick Show,” the book is now available through major retailers with a foreword by Tony Dungy and a focus on faith’s role in Keenum’s career:
Keenum shares stories from every stage of his life, starting out as a ball boy for his father’s college team in West Texas, going on to win a state title in high school, and rewriting the NCAA record book at the University of Houston. A devastating knee injury almost derailed his football career, but helped him get closer to the woman who would soon become his wife.
Throughout his story, Case will explain how being a Christian helped him navigate the winding path to success. No matter what obstacle has been placed in front of him, Case believes God has a plan for him. That’s why he plays football and that’s why he’s writing this book: To glorify God and to help others who face adversity in their everyday life.
“We want this book to be about glorifying God and ultimately hopefully pointing people to Christ,” Keenum told Sports Spectrum in June. “If it blesses somebody, encourages somebody, challenges somebody from the things that I’ve messed up, the things that I’ve done well, that’s kind of what I want people to take away. It’s my story. God has intricately placed every tiny detail with masterful perfection. We wanted God to be glorified. It’s not my story. It’s God’s story told through me.”
Originally undrafted in 2012, Keenum signed a two-year contract with the Broncos this offseason. Before joining Denver, he spent one season with the Minnesota Vikings, posting career numbers as a fill-in for Sam Bradford and leading the team to an NFC North title and conference championship appearance. He’s also spent time with the Houston Texans and St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams.
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