Super Bowl Champion Stefen Wisniewski Retires to Preach ‘The Love of Christ With Others’
By Movieguide® Staff
Two-time Super Bowl champion Stefen Wisniewski recently announced his retirement from the NFL to pursue a career as a pastor.
Over his 10 years in the league, Wisniewski won Super Bowls with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.
Wisniewski told fans of his decision via his Twitter.
“After 10 seasons in the NFL, I’m retiring. I absolutely loved playing the game of football, but after 10 years, my body, my mind, and my heart are telling me it’s time to move on,” Wisniewski said. “What am I going to do next? I’m gonna be a pastor. The absolute best part of my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ and I can’t imagine a better full-time job than teaching people the Bible and sharing the love of Christ with others.”
I have an announcement to make : pic.twitter.com/0ZHD3Kvp9b
— Stefen Wisniewski (@stefenwiz61) August 26, 2021
After his successful career, Wisniewski thanked his supporters and ultimately Jesus for the opportunity to play in the NFL with great success.
“You were my strength, joy, purpose, anchor, life, peace, and passion through it all,” Wisniewski wrote in a separate post. “I only made it through the tough times because of Your presence and because of the promises in Your Word. And the intense joy from knowing You far surpasses any joy that came from even the best parts of the game of football. And all glory that people try to give to me for what I’ve accomplished truly and rightfully belongs to You. Romans 11:36.”
In 2011, the Oakland Raiders drafted Wisniewski from Penn State University.
Throughout Wisniewski’s career, he has been open about his Christian faith. Wisniewski recently shared that he is most thankful for his relationship with Jesus.
“I’m so grateful to have a dad who taught me everything: discipline, hard work, right from wrong, how to lift weights, how to play football, and most importantly how to be a follower of Jesus!” Wisniewski wrote in a Father’s Day post. “I wouldn’t be who I am today without u-thanks dad!”
Happy Father’s Day to my amazing dad!
I’m so grateful to have a dad who taught me everything: discipline,hard work, right from wrong,how to lift weights,how to play football, and most importantly how to be a follower of Jesus!
I wouldn’t be who I am today without u-thanks dad! pic.twitter.com/VFcuQdzoRd
— Stefen Wisniewski (@stefenwiz61) June 21, 2020