Seven Professional Christian Football Players and Their Testimonies

Very rarely do we have the pleasure of hearing news about Professional Christian Athletes. Here are some feel good stories.

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It’s difficult sometimes watching the news and seeing selfish professional athletes and celebrities take the center stage. So enjoy reading this, about seven wonderful Christian athletes who live and breathe the Word of God. And if you are interested in learning more about other Christian athletes and celebrities, go to or to this link.

1. Gerald McCoy, Defensive Tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On the field accomplishments:

-2 Time First Team All American (NCAA)

-2 Time First Team All Big 12

-2005 USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year

-2005 Gatorade Oklahoma High school Player of the Year

-3rd overall pick 2010 Draft

(McCoy has many, many other accomplishments not listed. These are only a few.)

Christian Views:

His Facebook page proclaims: “I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!”

Here is a guy willing to publicly proclaim the Lord as his Savior. I know fellow Christians that aren’t famous and don’t have all the pressure that comes with being famous that do not do the same. And yet here is a guy who grew up on the rough South Side of Oklahoma City who has everything monetary that a man could desire and yet he still regularly proclaims the Lord publicly. In college Gerald McCoy was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and has always been open about his relationship with Christ.

Finally, here is another Facebook post: “Surgery successful!! Now I’m back to gaming!! God is good!!!”

God Bless him. For more information about McCoy, visit this Link.

2. Sam Bradford, Quarterback, St. Louis Rams

On the field accomplishments:

-2008 Heisman Trophy Winner

-2008 Davey O’Brien Award

-2008 Sammy Baugh Trophy

-2008 AP Player of the Year

-2008 Sporting News Co-Player of the Year

-2008 Harley Award

-2010 Most completions by a rookie in NFL history

-2010 Most consecutive passes without an interception for a Rookie (169)

(Bradford has many, many other records and accomplishments. These are only a few.)

How he’s a Christian:

Despite all the apparent achievements listed above, Sam Bradford is a humble soul who loves God. And he knows that football is not number one. Check out this video.

He’s a real stud and a great role model for children and adults. And he just turned 23. And one of his best friend is the next guy on this list. Check this video out too.

3. Colt McCoy, Quarterback, Cleveland Browns

On the field accomplishments:

-2006 National Freshman of the Year

-3 Time Bowl MVP

-2009 NCAA Quarterback of the Year

-2008 Heisman Trophy Runner Up (Second to Bradford)

(Colt McCoy has many, many other accomplishments. These are only a few.)

How he’s a Christian:

He’s a heck of a guy. In May of 2006 Colt McCoy jumped into a lake and swam 300 yards to save the life of a man who was drowning because of a seizure. He is one of the most outspoken Christian athletes in the world of professional sports. He’s been to Peru as a missionary. He has volunteered for the Children’s Miracle Network telethons. So he really walks the walk of a Christian.

Even in defeat he’s graceful.

4. Tim Tebow, Quarterback, Denver Broncos

On the field accomplishments:

-2 Time BCS National Champion (2007,2009)

-2 Time First Team All American (2007, 2008)

-2007 Heisman Trophy Winner

-2007 NCAA Quarterback of the Year

(Tebow has many, many other accomplishments and awards. These are only a few.)

How he is a Christian:

Tebow is an advocate for Christ. He grew up in a family of missionaries. When his mother was pregnant with him, doctor’s told her she should abort him. She didn’t, and now he is a living witness that shows abortion is wrong. And he stands up with his mother against abortion. Check out their pro-life Super Bowl ad.

He also is very, very vocal about his relationship with God. He’s even admitted to being a virgin. Quite the role model for us all.

5. Landry Jones, Quarterback, Oklahoma University

On the field accomplishments:

-2010 Sammy Baugh Trophy

He’s the pre-season favorite for the 2011 Heisman Trophy Award

(He has other accomplishments. He will have many, many more.)

How he’s a Christian:

Landry Jones has an interesting story. He also has a goal after football: to become a minister. Check out this story.

At any rate, his on the field play is garnishing him a lot of attention. And how wonderful is it that he is using that attention as fuel to spread the Word of Christ.

6. Mark Clayton, Wide Receiver, St. Louis Rams

On the field accomplishments:

-2004 NCAA All American

-Former receiving record holder at OU

-2003, 2004 All Big 12

How he is a Christian:

In case you missed that, Michael Irvin was in that video too. Clayton has become increasingly more vocal in recent years about his faith. He is a great role model who leads prayers for his team. Even better is that he is now coupled with fellow Christian and Oklahoma University Alumni Sam Bradford.

Jason Witten

On the field accomplishments:

-7 Time Pro Bowl Selection (2004-2010)

-2 Time All Pro Selection (2007, 2010)

-2009 CBS All-Iron Award

(Witten also has many, many other achievements and awards. These are only a few.)

How He’s a Christian:

He is an incredible man. In the video he gives credit to his wife as an example toward the Lord. For any out there reading this, thank your Christian wife and give her the credit she deserves as well.

He is also an advocate for families affected by domestic violence. He has recently launched his own foundation against domestic violence called SCORE.


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