Given the long-standing practice of roundly mocking saintly Florida QB Tim Tebow in this forum, it’s only fair to consider faith-based coverage surrounding Texas’ Heisman hopeful Colt McCoy. A day after the Longhorns’ narrow escape against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship, Everyday Christian.com largely ignored the reality of McCoy’s near-goat performance, and all but award the Game Ball to Jesus Of Nazareth.
In the biggest moment of his football life, kicker Hunter Lawrence had his nerved calmed by holder and All-American wide receiver Jordan Shipley. Shipley, who is McCoy™s roommate and a fellow Christian, quoted Jeremiah 17:7 “ œBut blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
The next stop for Colt is undoubtedly the NFL. As a likely high first-round pick in next April™s draft, he™ll stand to be a multi-millionaire almost overnight. His father Brad McCoy said he has already spoken to high-profile Christians with long NFL backgrounds for guidance in advance of the life-changing transition. He said Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and recently retired Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy are role models, and Brad indicated Colt has spoken to at least one of them.
œI feel that Colt will always use his stature as a football player as a platform to identify Jesus Christ as the savior of the world, Brad said œHe was an advocate in high school, in college and I know without a doubt he will do the same in the NFL if God chooses to use him in that venue.”