June 22, 2024
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Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud’s religion was a subject of dialog throughout the NFL postseason as NBC appeared to omit the rookie speaking about his religion in a social media clip.

The video was posted on NBC’s “Sunday Night time Soccer” X account and confirmed Stroud giving like to the town of Houston after the workforce’s playoff win over the Cleveland Browns. Nonetheless, the half the place Stroud praises Jesus Christ was edited out because the submit learn, “CJ Stroud has plenty of love for his metropolis.”

Stroud took the excessive highway when requested in regards to the controversy on social media.


Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has been open about his religion. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports activities)

“I like everyone. Christ has known as us to like each other and simply shine a lightweight,” he advised Fox Information Digital. “That comes from Him. I actually simply actually need to present that love and simply really need folks to expertise my expertise with discovering Christ for you all and having that relationship with Him.”

“I simply actually need to present love and present folks what I stand for. I pray for everyone, and I don’t actually have any feeling towards it. I simply pray for everybody.”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt have been amongst those that praised God throughout championship weekend. Stroud mentioned it was good to have an enormous neighborhood of Christian athletes within the NFL.

“I really feel like, in fact, soccer is wonderful, however sooner or later this sport will probably be finished,” he mentioned. “That is our ardour, however I believe our functions are larger than simply soccer, and it’s cool to see folks use their platform to indicate their function within the Lord.”

“So, I believe we’ve a extremely good neighborhood of plenty of believers within the league and actually across the sports activities world. I believe the extra we will do with our platform, the higher we will make this world and hopefully actually assist folks if they need the assistance to seek out Christ and actually perceive that God loves you it doesn’t matter what. That’s actually the sunshine I really feel like we’re tying to shine.”

CJ Stroud kneels in prayer

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has been open about his religion. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Photographs)


Stroud, who spoke to Fox Information Digital on behalf of his Tremendous Bowl marketing campaign with Cheetos, is open about his religion.

In November, whereas Stroud was within the midst of the MVP dialog, he turned his personal consideration to God.

“For me, it’s plenty of prayer,” Stroud defined. “A variety of realizing that God wouldn’t put something on me that I can’t deal with. I don’t deserve His grace and His mercy, however He nonetheless provides it to me and I like Him for that. It’s not about me, it’s about Him and His glory. So, I believe that’s the place it comes from. I believe God made me like that.”

“I’ve been by means of loads. Not solely in soccer however issues that made me form of chill when every thing goes loopy. And I thank God for placing that [in] me as a result of that’s one thing that you just want taking part in on this place — is lead. That protection over there, they didn’t blink although they have been giving up large performs. They knew it will come right down to the wire. We knew that, too.”

Stroud defined to Fox Information Digital earlier than the NFL Draft final yr why he retains his religion first.

“It’s what’s saved me grounded even by means of my season,” he mentioned in February. “Soccer has plenty of ups and downs, it has plenty of twists and turns, however on the finish of the day, it’s all about your basis. And one thing that’s set my basis is my religion.”


CJ Stroud and Denzel Ward

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has been open about his religion. (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports activities)

“It’s one thing I’m not excellent in, however I attempt to work day by day to be higher, and I positively assume that’s what saved me. If it helps encouraging anyone to assist them of their lives, no matter they’re going by means of, then I’m all for it.”

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