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17 NFL Players Who LOVE Jesus (and Football)

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#13. Jordan Hicks, Philadelphia Eagles, middle linebacker

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Another of the Super Bowl champion Eagles band of brothers. He says it wasn’t until college when Jesus got his attention.

“My senior year in college was the first time I really sought Christ with everything I knew I had. I really wanted to just figure out what this was all about. Faith in Christ is more than just checking church off the list. It’s a daily sacrifice—a daily death to one’s self. Every day brings on new challenges and your flesh pulls you to fresh struggles each day.

“My moment of true surrender came during my rookie year in Philadelphia. After all those injuries, I was blessed enough to be drafted here in the third round. It didn’t make sense; I don’t know why they chose me. We have an amazing group of godly guys here who have really poured into me.

“That entire year, I struggled with whether I should become engaged to my wife. Finally, I surrendered; I acknowledged that Christ was pushing me in that direction. After making that commitment, I went to my team chaplain and told him, “I’m done running.” Two weeks later I was baptized in the pool at the back of our facility. And ever since, I’ve been diving headfirst into my faith in Christ.”

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Bob Ditmer has worked in Christian media for more than 20 years including positions with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Focus on the Family.