Boston Scott – Not about the Doubters

He stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He weighs 203 pounds. He never received a scholarship to play NCAA football. He was a walk-on at Louisiana Tech. That doesn’t sound like the resume of an NFL athlete.  Yet that describes Philadelphia Eagles running back, Boston Scott. Scott attended Zachary High School in a small … Continue reading Boston Scott – Not about the Doubters

Carson Wentz: Strength on the Sideline

    On February 4, 2018, millions of people had their eyes fixed on U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, as the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.  As we watched Nick Foles lead the Eagles on the field, however, something amazing was also happening on the sidelines. Carson Wentz. Wentz … Continue reading Carson Wentz: Strength on the Sideline

Marcus Johnson; Baptized Into Christ

    The week of October 8, 2017, is one that Eagle’s receiver, Marcus Johnson, will never forget. It was the week he went viral for a reason he never expected. It was a week that nearly never happened. Like many young men, Marcus Johnson grew up in the church, but gradually drifted away from … Continue reading Marcus Johnson; Baptized Into Christ

The Nightmare Season for Chris Maragos

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 was a great day for the Philadelphia Eagles.  They defeated the Panthers in Charlotte on a nationally televised Thursday night game, bringing their record to 5-1.  The night before the game, something even better happened!  Eagles Wide Receiver Marcus Johnson became baptized into Christ!  It was a great day for … Continue reading The Nightmare Season for Chris Maragos

Stefen Wisniewski and the Grace of God

Old school football fans know the name “Wisniewski.” Steve Wisniewski was an 8-time Pro Bowler, playing all 13 of his seasons with the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders.  Steve’s older brother, Leo Wisniewski, was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1982 and remained with them through their first season in Indianapolis in 1984. Leo is … Continue reading Stefen Wisniewski and the Grace of God

Nick Foles – the Backup Plan

    There may not be any two better words to sum up Nick Foles’ NFL career so far than these; “Backup Plan.” It all started with the 2012 NFL Draft. The Eagles and head coach Andy Reid went into the draft with two pressing needs; Defensive Front (linemen and linebackers) and a Quarterback. The … Continue reading Nick Foles – the Backup Plan

Against All Odds – Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith didn’t have it easy. Smith was born on January 26, 1989 in Richmond, Virginia.  His mother, Monica, became pregnant with him when she was only 15 years old - his father was 25.  When Smith was born, he was ill with meningitis and jaundice, and weighed only 5.6 pounds.  His first 10 weeks … Continue reading Against All Odds – Torrey Smith

Brandon Graham – Life Lessons from Mom and Dad

    Young Brandon Graham was like any other kid.  Full of life.  Full of energy.  And, sometimes, he could be a handful. His mother, Tasha Graham, recalls on a video entitled "Brandon Graham's Story;" “We would always go to my Auntie’s house and they had a bird.  And it would always call Brandon’s name … Continue reading Brandon Graham – Life Lessons from Mom and Dad

Halapoulivaati Vaitai; Soft-Spoken Strength

Updated March 17, 2020 On March 16, 2020, the Detroit Lions signed offensive tackle, Halapoulivaati Vaitai to a 5-year $50 million contract. It has left many people asking the same question: "Who is this guy?" Having only started 4 games over the past 2 seasons, that's a fair question. Halapoulivaati Vaitai was a 5th Round … Continue reading Halapoulivaati Vaitai; Soft-Spoken Strength