Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is preparing for his second consecutive Super Bowl appearance this Sunday. The Christian football star wrote in The Player’s Tribune that faith plays a huge role in his career.
"Faith is a big part of my life, and I talk to my pastor Judah Smith almost every day,” Russell writes, “One thing that he has really instilled in my heart this season is the idea of 'surrender and surround.' Surrender yourself to a higher cause, and surround yourself with special people.”
He continued, "There's a Bible verse that is very close to my heart. John 3:30. 'He must increase, I must decrease.' That defines this year for me.”
The Seahawks introduced a theme for the year called “One Mission.”
Wilson explained the theme, writing, “This isn’t your standard rah-rah speech. The mission isn’t just about winning the Super Bowl. It’s about something bigger than football. It’s about playing for one another, even if that means sacrificing personal stats, even if that means going an entire game without getting the ball.”
The Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots for Super Bowl XLIX.
Publication date: January 28, 2015