10 Amazing Professional Christian Athletes and Their Testimonies
These famous Christian Athletes are Hall of Famers, Heisman Winners and Champions on the field, and off. Here are 10 real men of Jesus.
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Famous Christian’s can be hard to find. This is why I put together this list of professional sports figures who have done the right thing and glorified God by using their fame glorify him. Christian Athletes are actually becoming more and more open about their faith. For more information about famous Christians, visit this link or go to www.realmenofjesus.blogspot.com. If you are a football fan there is another great article about famous professional Christian football players.
David Robinson, Hall of Fame Basketball Player:
Why He’s Awesome On the Court:
David Robinson is a two time NBA Champion (1999, 2003), NBA MVP (1995), 10 time NBA All Star and NBA Rookie of the Year winner (1990). Some of his other accolades include being a 3 time Olympian, NBA scoring champ (1995) and Defensive Player of the Year (1992). He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
Why He’s Awesome Off The Court:
Many NBA stars never finish their collegiate careers. Robinson did while at the Naval Academy. After school, like any other student at a military academy he would have to serve an obligation, however, the Navy allowed Robinson to go pro. Robinson had stated that if the Navy hadn’t have allowed him he would have proudly served his time in the military.
Aside from being a devout believer in Jesus Christ, David serves as a role model even to this day. He gives 10% of his income to the David Robinson Foundation that provides scholarships for youth in San Antonio. His testimony can be found in the video below.
George Foreman, Former Heavyweight Champ
Why He’s Awesome In the Ring:
Foreman won the Heavy Weight Title twice, an amazing 19 years apart. His victories include wins over Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and Michael Moorer. His professional career record was 76 wins, 5 losses in a professional career that spanned 28 years. When he won his second Heavy Weight title in 1994 against Michael Moorer he became the oldest boxer to ever do so at the age of 45, exactly twenty years since he had last held it. In 1994 he was named the Associated Press Male Athlete Of The Year.