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NFL Linebacker Demario Davis Thanks God: ‘Always Live on Mission for Him’

Photo from Demario Davis’ Instagram

NFL Linebacker Demario Davis Thanks God: ‘Always Live on Mission for Him’

By Movieguide® Contributor

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis truly means it when he says “thank you” to God.

“I would just start by saying, I thank God,” Davis said in a video clip. “I always hear, you know, when someone wins an award, you know, they say thank you to God, but I always wish they spent more time on that part. And I want to do that because I’m so grateful to him.”

“Ephesians 2:5 tells us that God made us alive in Christ even though we’re dead in our transgressions,” he continued. “For me, when I look back on my life, I was dead in my transgressions. A kid who was expelled from high school, a kid who went to jail his freshman year in college.”

Davis’s path took a turn when his team chaplain took an interest in him.

“I was headed down the wrong path fast, but God took a man, a team chaplain, to disciple me into a relationship with Him,” he said. “And He saved me from myself, and He gave me a life, and He also gave me a purpose. And so or that, I am forever indebted to God, and I will always live on mission for Him.”

Movieguide® reported in October how Davis received a medical miracle:

“I understand that, you know, in our business, you’re not supposed to talk about medical things, and so I won’t talk about it too much, but a lot of people don’t realize last game I sustained an injury to my knee,” [he said at a press conference]. Not to go in any details, but medically, there was a zero percent chance that I’d be playing today. It was impossible, literally, medically if you looked at it, scientifically if you looked at it, it was impossible for me to be out here.”

“I gotta praise our organization because they had to step out in faith to let me test it out this morning before the game,” Davis continued. “I was able to go in and test my knee before the game, and I felt nothing, and I played in a game when it was a 0% chance that I would be playing in a short week and three days.”

“God did that. So, the only reason I got to talk about it is because I got to give praise where it’s due. Revelation 3:8 says, ‘I know the works, and behold there’s an open door before you because you have kept my word and have not denied my name.’ If we keep God’s word and we don’t deny his name, we can see the impossible become possible in our lives,” he said.

The linebacker just renewed his contract with the Saints, BR Proud announced on Monday. The team agreed to Davis’s terms, so he’ll add some more digits to his 12-year NFL career, sticking with the Saints at least until the end of the 2025 season.

He recently had another major event occur—the birth of his sixth child, a daughter. Story-James Davis was born on February 28, which Davis just announced with a photo of her wrapped up in her bassinet.

Davis’s fellow Christian and NFL linebacker Alex Anzalone commented on the photo: “Congrats bro!!! Blessings”

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