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10 Most Religious NFL Players in History

The Bleacher Report developed a slideshow last week of their list of the 10 most religious players in NFL history. Their list includes (in no particular order):

Kurt Warner, quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, and Arizona Cardinals. He responded to a media question after Super Bowl XXXIV with “Well, first things first, I’ve got to thank my Lord and Savior up above—thank you, Jesus!”

Reggie White, who passed away in 2004 and worked tirelessly off the field as an evangelical minister.

Joe Gibbs, former head coach of the Washington Redskins. He and his wife are strong Christians.

Shaun Alexander, 2005 MVP with Seattle, who refers to himself as “a man of God that happens to play football.”

Hunter Smith, former kicker for Indianapolis and a member of the Christian rock band Connersvine.

Tony Dungy, former coach of the Colts, now an author and an analyst for NBC, who works as a mentor for troubled athletes and young people.

Steve Young, former 49er, the great-great-great grandson of Brigham Young and a devout philanthropist.

Deion Sanders, who counseled with a bishop to increase his faith during his career and now helps troubled youths.

Tim Tebow, the only current player on the list and the most recognizable at the moment, called “the poster child for religion in sports” in the Bleacher Report article.

Philip Rivers, a “hardcore Catholic” and founder of a charity benefitting orphans and foster kids.

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