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Colts’ DeForest Buckner Gets Baptized

DeForest Buckner

The Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner surrendered his life to Christ, and got baptized this week.

Buckner has played 5 seasons with in the NFL, with 2020 being his first season with the Colts. The Colts traded their first round-pick in the draft to the San Francisco 49ers to acquire the Buckner and made him one of the highest paid defensive lineman in the NFL.

With is wife and baby boy were by his side when he posted on Instagram, “Today I surrendered my whole self to Jesus and chose to trust Him with my life whole heartedly. My walk with Christ is only beginning and I am grateful for the support surrounding my journey of Faith.”

The defensive lineman posted Titus 3:5 in the same post, “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”

Buckner accredits his wife’s faith to being influential in his walk with Christ.

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