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Meet the Men of Faith Who Will Take the Field For the Big Game This Sunday

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Meet the Men of Faith Who Will Take the Field For the Big Game This Sunday

By Allyson Vannatta, Staff Writer

Super Bowl Sunday is finally upon us. With the big game happening this weekend, we thought we would highlight players and executives from each team who publicly talk about their relationship with Jesus and their Christian faith.

*Please note: The players below are not a comprehensive representation of the faiths of the entire team, but rather, are just a highlight of a few players who discuss Jesus in public. Feel free to comment if you know any other Christians who’ll be on the field that evening!


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Merry Christmas Chiefs Kingdom! 🎄 #DayByDay

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  1. Patrick Mahomes

The quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, Mahomes doesn’t shy away from thanking God in tweets or in video interviews.

Two years ago, Mahomes told FSPN that, “My faith has always been a big part of what I do… I’ve grown up in church and faith really helps you know why you’re playing the game, and who you’re doing it for.”


  1. Clark Hunt

Although Hunt isn’t on the field every weekend for the team, he’s the CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs and is committed to his faith being part of the team.

“We want our employees to develop spiritually,” Hunt said. “In the National Football League, Christ is really glorified. My identity is my faith in Christ,” reported the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

After the team won the AFC Championship, Hunt thanked God at the trophy presentation. “I want to thank the Lord for blessing us, the Glory belongs to Him,” said Hunt.


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  1. CJ Beathard

Beathard is a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He made his Christian faith known when he was playing for Iowa in college.

“I read Bible Scriptures in the hotel before we get on the bus,” Beathard says. “And there’s a book called ‘Jesus Daily’ that I read a page from before each game,” Beathard told hawcentral.com in 2015.


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I stay silent cause we at war and I’m very patient… #GOODWINSZN

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  1. Marquise Goodwin

Goodwin plays for the 49ers. Goodwin and his wife lost a child in 2017. The tragic loss came just hours before a game. The Goodwins put their faith in God during the difficult time and documented their struggles on Instagram.

Goodwin played in the game, and later told ESPN that the only reason he was able to do so was because of his faith in God.

“Honest to God truth, the only reason I made it through the game is because of my faith in God. I mentally and physically was not prepared to play in the game — at all. I really didn’t even practice that week, I was just going through a lot. Just trying to get my body rested from the week before and the week before that. Coming into the game, I wasn’t really in it because I had just lost my baby. My wife, we prayed about it and I guess she felt that God moved her to allow me to go play and she encouraged me. She raised my spirits up and helped me get ready for the game.

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  1. Jordan Matthews

Matthews isn’t a man that you would recognize from the field as he as been on the 49ers side line most of the season. However, he’s a peace with being on the roster bubble.

In an interview Matthews did with Sports Spectrum, he talks about praying after practice and staying in the Word with his teammates. He also talks about leading team Bible studies.