Texans QB CJ Stroud Glorifies God: ‘It’s Not About me. It’s About Him’

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Texans QB CJ Stroud Glorifies God: ‘It’s Not About Me, It’s About Him’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud doesn’t shy away from sharing his faith with the media.

After their win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Texans are now 5-4. Following the game, Stroud reflected on how God sustains him on and off the field.

“For me it’s a lot of prayer and knowing that God wouldn’t put anything on me that I can’t handle,” he began. “I don’t deserve His grace and His mercy, but He still gives it to me, and I love Him for that. It’s not about me. It’s about Him and His glory. I think that’s where it comes from, I think God made me like that. Not only in football but also in things that make me kind of chill when everything is going crazy. And I thank God for putting that on me.”

Per Sports Spectrum, Stroud said of his career, “I couldn’t be up here—I couldn’t do anything on that field—without my Lord and Savior.”

“He’s given me a sense of peace even when everything around me is going crazy,” the quarterback continued.

He often uses his social media to share his faith and different bible verses. His Instagram bio reads, “Follower of Christ.”

“Proverbs 3:5,6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight,” Stroud shared in a post.

In another post, he wrote, “Used to pray for times like this #Blessed.”

More than just his football career, Stroud relies on his faith and uses his platform to advocate for his father, who is incarcerated.

Following a comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he broke the record for the most yards in a single game by a rookie, he talked about his father.

“What I’ve been battling with is trying to still be a family man, still help out, and still be a football player and do my job,” Stroud said. “It’s been tough.”

“Our criminal justice system isn’t right, and it’s something that I need to probably be a little more vocal about because what he’s going through is not right,” he continued in regard to his father’s sentence. “He called me this week, and we got to talk, and I’m praying for the situation and a reform, and the people with reform are helping me a little bit.”

Movieguide® recently reported on Stroud:

Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud threw a game-winning touchdown and immediately gave all the glory to God.

“First and foremost, man, I got to give all the glory and praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Stroud said. “These last couple weeks have been up and down. I’ve been going through a lot on and off the field. But when you give your life to the Lord, He gives you opportunities and it’s what you do with it. So, He gave me this opportunity to come back in that two-minute drill and we run great routes, got great time management with the coaches, and we go score touchdowns. It’s really big for us.”