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NFL Honors Christian Russell Wilson With 2022 Bart Starr Award

Photo from Russell Wilson’s Instagram

NFL Honors Christian Russell Wilson With 2022 Bart Starr Award

By Movieguide® Staff

The NFL recently honored Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson with the 2022 Bart Starr Award at the Super Bowl Breakfast on Feb. 12.

“The Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award was created to honor the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community,” the award’s description reads.

Although the Seahawks failed to make the NFL playoffs this year, Wilson had a productive year off the field alongside his wife, Ciara. The couple launched their “Why Not You Foundation” and a nonprofit high school to help fight poverty through affordable education.

“It’s been a joy to build something special that’s meaningful for other people,” Wilson told AP of the school.

Wilson, who is public about his Christian faith, also helped raise $10 million for Strong Against Cancer.

“Every time we go to Seattle Children’s Hospital, we pray for a miracle,” Wilson said.

Movieguide® previously reported that the Super Bowl Breakfast emphasizes faith and family:

On the Saturday of Super Bowl weekend, the NFL honored New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis with the Bart Starr Award, awarded to a player who exhibits high character and service to their community.

Davis jumped on the opportunity to thank God in his acceptance speech at the Super Bowl Breakfast on Saturday. However, Davis noted that while the ‘thank you God’ part of the speech is often a cliche, it is the most crucial part and the focus of his life.

“He saved me from myself and he gave me a life. He also gave me purpose,” Davis said. “So for that, I am forever indebted to God. I will always live on mission for Him.”

Former Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich and television personality James Brown also attended the virtual event and discussed racial justice and faith.

“When we love, we act out of that love. In Romans, the Bible says that God demonstrated His own love for us in this, that when we were yet sinners, Christ died for us,” Watson said.

Watson also referenced John 3:16-17 and shared the Gospel with viewers.

“We’re in a situation where we need the blood of Christ to make us just before Him. It’s very simple: Through repentance and faith, and putting our faith and trust in what Jesus did on the cross, that’s how we get what the Bible calls eternal life,” Watson said.

“Eternal life is not just living in Heaven — that’s part of it — but the Bible says in John that eternal life starts now. Eternal life is knowing God and knowing Jesus, who He sent. He was fully God, He was fully man. He lived a perfect life, and because of that, He can take away the sin debt and pay the debt that we cannot pay,” Watson continued. “Not only that, the Bible says He rose again and right now He is seated at the right hand of the Father.”

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