Tuesday, March 3, 2009
NFL quarterback relies on 'spiritual armor'
Considering the usual headlines that grace the front of the sports' pages these days, it's especially refreshing to hear from one professional athlete whose reliance on a higher power has nothing to do with steroids. Kellen Clemens, quarterback for the New York Jets, told participants at the Northwest Catholic Men's Conference in Pendleton, Oregon, this week that his Catholic faith has saved him from the temptations that go hand-in-hand with his role as football star. Clemens, who was backup quarterback for the Jets last season, is considered the heir apparent to the starting job with Brett Favre's retirement last month.
"If you don't put on your spiritual armor, you're in for a wild ride," Clemens said.
Professional sports sure can use that kind of headline-grabbing behavior. To read the rest of the story on Clemens and his faith, click here.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 11:11 AM