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  • In prison, NFL star Michael Vick returned to faith

    by Timothy Cockes/SBC of Virginia, posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (one month ago)

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    LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) -- Michael Vick recounted the recovery of his relationship with God during his time in prison, beginning with the 23rd Psalm, in addressing students at Liberty University Jan. 29.

    "My mom told me before I went in Psalm 23 will get you through," Vick said at the Lynchburg, Va., campus. "When I went to Psalm 23, [God] gave me strength."

    The former pro quarterback, now an NFL analyst with FOX Sports, served 23 months in jail on a federal conviction in 2007 for his role in a dog-fighting operation. Read More

  • NFL: Tamme thankful as football season nears

    by Larry Rowell/Western Recorder, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (7 months ago)

    DANVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- With four state high school football championships under his belt, four years playing at the University of Kentucky, holding the all-time receiving record at UK for a tight end, and playing for nine years in the NFL, including three Super Bowls, one might say Jacob Tamme has had a fulfilling and successful life.

    However, the unsigned free agent who played last season for the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons takes his successes -- and challenges -- in stride.

    "Yes, three Super Bowls, I'm 0 for 3," Tamme said laughing, referring to the ... Read More

  • Warner's Hall of Fame career defined by faith

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Kurt Warner's faith in Jesus Christ is more than a personal, off-the-field commitment that had little impact on his success as an NFL quarterback.

    That's the conclusion reached by Dan Bickley, a sports columnist for, as he wrote about the former Arizona Cardinal who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. Read More

  • Raiders' Carr says tithing tops priority list

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (9 months ago) screen capture
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signed a contract extension making him the highest paid player in NFL history, he was quick to identify one of his top priorities -- tithing.

    "The first thing I'll do is I'll pay my tithe like I have since I was in college getting $700 on a scholarship check," Carr said at a June 23 press conference following the signing. "That won't change."

    Carr and the Raiders agreed to a five-year, $125 million extension that will keep ... Read More

  • 'Grace-filled' Warner selected to Hall of Fame

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (one year ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer.

    The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the honor on Saturday by the 48-member selection committee. He was selected along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Morten Andersen, Jason Taylor, Jerry Jones and Kenny Easley. Warner won two MVP awards during his NFL career, played in three Super Bowls and was the Super Bowl MVP in 2000. Read More

  • GameDay Church, in 2nd NFL season, ready to expand

    by Nicole Kalil/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (one year ago)

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- When most people think about tailgating, they think of football, food and fun with family and friends.

    But believers in the Jacksonville area will have the chance to add faith to the mix before every Jacksonville Jaguars home game as GameDay Church returns for the 2016 NFL season.

    Last year more than 200 people gathered for a new kind of worship experience as GameDay Church held its first service outside EverBank Field just before the Jags took on the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 13. Read More

  • UMobile grad is NFL full-time female official

    by Matthew Hicks, posted Friday, April 10, 2015 (2 years ago)

    MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- The NFL's first full-time female game official, Sarah Thomas, is a former University of Mobile athlete.

    Thomas, who played basketball at UMobile from 1992-95, will be a line judge for the 2015 season. Based on performance, she will have the opportunity to move into other roles, including the highest position of referee.

    The NFL made the formal announcement April 8, capping days of speculation by sports media outlets. Read More