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How Coaching ‘Forces’ Former NFL QB Trent Dilfer ‘to My Knees’

Photo from Trent Dilfer’s Instagram

How Coaching ‘Forces’ Former NFL QB Trent Dilfer ‘to My Knees’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Super Bowl XXXV Champion and current University of Alabama-Birmingham head football coach Trent Dilfer opened up about how coaching college football drives him to prayer.

“I was hard. I was broken for a couple years at Lipscomb. And even the last we’re having a lot of success,” Dilfer said on Sports Spectrum’s podcast. “I was broken in the sense that we’re trying to help humans, not just win football games. And you saw the failure sometimes and the frustration in that. But that’s what coaching does. It forces me to my knees. Simply said, it forces me to my knees.”

“I know I can’t do it on my own. I’m not smart enough. I’m not talented enough. I’m not a good enough leader. I make mistakes all the time, some are very public,” he continued. “I know I’ve had a couple things go viral. I still deal with my temper. I say stupid things. But at the same time I ask for my building’s forgiveness. I humble myself in front of my building. I share my weaknesses with them. I share my journey with them so I’m more relatable. To answer your question, I feel like my walk is as strong as it’s probably ever been.”

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The coach often uses his social media as a platform for the Gospel.

On Easter Sunday, he wrote, “HE HAS RISEN! Thank you God that we can base our lives on this fact! Romans 8:11.”

Romans 8:11 reads, “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”

“In his first season as head coach the Blazers shattered offensive records, highlighted by setting the single season school record for yards per game (450.0),” the UAB website reads.

Movieguide® previously reported on Dilfer’s faith:

On April 27, 2003, Dilfer and his family faced the unexpected death of his five-year-old son, Trevin, due to heart disease.

In an April 2023 Instagram post, Dilfer shared, “Today is the 20th anniversary of our sweet boy Trevin going home to be with his heavenly daddy. I am sad that his sisters, his mommy and I didn’t get a chance to grow up with Trevin.”

“However, I am thrilled and thank God often that Trevin knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior and had surrendered his life to Him, guaranteeing his future with Him,” he continued. “I can’t imagine how we as a family would be able to survive the pain of losing our boy without the hope and peace we have in Jesus. Thank you, Lord that you have covered the Dilfer’s with a peace that transcends understanding.”

He added, “Philippians 4:6-7 reads ‘Do not be anxious about ANYTHING, but in EVERYTHING, by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING, present your requests to God and the PEACE of God that TRANSCENDS UNDERSTANDING will guard your hearts and minds In CHRIST JESUS.’”

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