Texans QB C.J. Stroud Calls Former Coach Snoop Dogg ‘A Blessing’

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Texans QB C.J. Stroud Calls Former Coach Snoop Dogg ‘A Blessing’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud called his former football coach, hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, a “blessing on my life.”

Stroud played in the Snoop Youth Football League, where the musician “was one of the coaches that was running the league, and he was part of the team that I was on.”

The quarterback played for the team when he “was probably like sixth, seventh, eighth grade — around middle school,” adding that Snoop “is definitely one of my biggest role models and a mentor of mine since being young. He’s always been there.”

“He used to invite us to his house and things like that,” the Texans quarterback said. “That goes a long way. It just seemed like it is more than where you come from. There’s a lot more to life, and he showed us that… So definitely really appreciative and grateful for Coach Snoop and everything that he’s done.”

“I’m still in contact with him, and he’s been a blessing on my life for sure,” Stroud added.

The rapper said he feels like a “proud father.”

“He’s so positive,” Snoop added of Stroud. “That’s what I like about him is that he’s pushing a different narrative than a lot of these other guys in the league. He’s pushing a real narrative of spirit love and just being a voice of positivity.”

“He was so, you know, laser-focused on what he was doing, and he’s such a spiritual kid,” Snoop added.

Stroud frequently speaks about his faith.

“I love everybody. Christ has called us to love one another and just shine a light,” he told Fox News Digital. “That comes from Him. I really just really want to show that love and just really want people to experience my experience with finding Christ for you all and having that relationship with Him.”

“…I think we have a really good community of a lot of believers in the league and really around the sports world. I think the more we can do with our platform, the better we can make this world and hopefully really help people if they want the help to find Christ and really understand that God loves you no matter what. That’s really the light I feel like we’re trying to shine,” Stroud added.

Movieguide® recently reported on Stroud:

Despite being knocked out of the playoffs, Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud gifted a Purple Heart recipient a trip to Super Bowl LVIII.

Coming from a military family has helped shape me into the man I am today – seeing firsthand the sacrifice required. Thanks to ⁦@USAA & ⁦@AFA_Air_Space I’m sending @USMC vet SGT Craig Mazeska and his son to #SuperBowlLVIII in Las Vegas! #SaluteToService,” Stroud posted on X.

“Beyond football, my family is one of the most influential parts of my life, and I especially appreciate the lessons learned from my loved ones who have served in the military,” Stroud commented. “Like some in my family, Marine Corps veteran Sergeant Craig Mazeska selflessly served our country, so I’m honored to join USAA and the Air & Space Forces Association to send Sergeant Mazeska and his son to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, where I look forward to meeting them.”

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