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How a Former Big 10 Defensive End Made Football a Prayer

Growing up in Florida, I watched Tim Tebow play quarterback every week at the high school I would later attend, and I honestly didn’t think anything could be cooler. Playing under the lights, the exciting atmosphere, the community united and […]

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How One High School Soccer Program is Seeking to Change Lives

It is my firm belief that sports provides the Church one of the best means of forming and evangelizing our youth. I say this over and over again. I often wonder how many coaches on our nearly 1200 Catholic high […]

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How I Became Female Athlete of the Year

Ever since I can remember, I was kicking around a soccer ball. I can still picture the exact moment my parents asked me whether I wanted to be on a competitive travel soccer team or dance. That was an easy […]

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How Faith and Division I Football Shaped Me

My name is Brandon Colpitts, I am a redshirt junior on the football team at the University of South Dakota, and this is my short story of faith and DI football. Coming into college, I was like most high schoolers […]

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Georgia Tech Football to Catholic Seminary

My name is Grant Aasen. I am about to graduate from Georgia Tech. Football is a part of my story. When I was a sophomore in high school, on October 14, 2010, I sustained a head injury during a football […]

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Why Your Kids SHOULD Play Youth Sports

I have seen a lot of folks trying to determine if they should let their children play sports. Money, time, failures and injuries are some of the issues that make parents ask the question – is it worth it. Here […]

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Meet the Man Texas Football Honors as They Take the Field

Many teams have a tradition as they walk out of the locker room. Nebraska football players hit a horseshoe as they leave. Notre Dame hits the “Play Like a Champion Today” sign. I just discovered what Texas does – and […]

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Why 400 College Athletes Brought Me Hope

I was a bit nervous and excited before I gave a quick 10 minutes of comments to around 400 college athletes. We were together at SEEK2017, FOCUS’ huge national conference that saw around 13,000 folks attend this year in San […]

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A Key Lesson for All Athletes

There is nothing like a wife and kids to help you see how selfish you can be. I am not sure what your reactions are when you realize you are thinking about yourself a little too much, but it gets […]

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Sport Can Help Change the World – Vatican Conference Thoughts

I was blessed to be invited to participate in the Vatican’s first Global Conference on Sport at the Service of Humanity. I share a few thoughts in the short video below. by

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