Falcons Punter Praises Texans QB C.J. Stroud for Putting ‘Christ First’

Photo from CJ Stroud’s Instagram

Falcons Punter Praises Texans QB C.J. Stroud for Putting ‘Christ First’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Atlanta Falcons punter Bradley Pinion praised Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud for how he puts Christ first in every situation.

“I think Stroud is an amazing player. I love that he puts Christ first in every single interview that he does and just leads with Christ,” Pinion said on OutKick’s “Don’t @ Me with Dan Dakich” podcast.

Like Stroud, Pinion is a firm believer in Christ and started the “Punts for Purpose” initiative. In partnership with Compassion International, anytime Pinion punts a ball and it falls within the 20-yard line, Pinion will donate $1,000. Thus far, he and his wife, Kaeleigh, have donated $20,000.

Movieguide® recently reported on Pinion’s “Punts for Purpose”:

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Pinion said, “I firmly believe that God put me in this position to help people and to use this platform to share His light and to share His word.”

In his new initiative, “Punts for Purpose,” with Compassion International, anytime he lands a punt within the 20-yard line, $1,000 will be donated to charity by Punts for Purpose.

Pinion described the initiative on his Instagram: “Faith: a belief in something greater than yourself. Purpose: a mental goal or aim that directs a person’s actions or behavior.”

The program is inspired by Hebrews 11:1-3, which reads, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”

“Jake Bailey of the Buffalo Bills and Braden Mann of the Philadelphia Eagles” also help support the cause, Fox News Digital reported.

Pinion commented on the support he has received: “​​It’s just humbling for people to see the passion that you have behind something and then to want to join in and see the passion that they have behind it. It’s just super cool. And it’s one of those things that I’ll cherish and hopefully can even grow. I mean, my goal is to get all 32 punters involved, so hopefully one year we can do that.”

The athlete often shares his faith on his social media. Two weeks ago, Pinion posted a photo with several other NFL players praying together on the field.

He wrote, “May God get all the Glory!!” and included Isaiah 60:1, which reads, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Stroud:

The Houston Texans lost to the Baltimore Ravens last Saturday, but Texans quarterback CJ Stroud is thanking God for the opportunity to lead his team.

His leadership on the field landed the Texans in their first playoff game since the 2019 season.

Despite missing the chance to play in the Super Bowl, Stroud said he’s relying on his faith and gave God the glory for his success this season.

“It’s what I lean on through thick and thin,” he said of his faith. “I know I’m upset right now, but I’m really just blessed looking back on this year, this opportunity we had today to play in front of millions of people. I’m just really grateful to God on all the opportunities He’s blessed me with.”

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