49ers’ Brock Purdy Puts His Christian Faith First As He Tries To Become First Rookie QB To Lead Team To Super Bowl
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is putting his Christian faith first as he tries to lead his team to the Super Bowl.
Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers is trying to make history by becoming the first rookie quarterback to lead his team to the Super Bowl, but he’s not letting this quest distract him from his strong Christian faith. Unlike many athletes, Purdy is putting his faith first no matter what, and he’s now being praised for that in a big way.
#49ers Brock Purdy shares his faith! Wether you believe or not in God his faith centers him to perform. IK that God is in the business to make people that are labeled irrelevant and make the relevant! To show the world just who he is! Prayers been breaking out in the locker room! pic.twitter.com/faacPLVSln
— Revengetour49er (@Temecula_33) January 26, 2023
Purdy Puts God First
In the days leading up to his team’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys last weekend, Purdy was open about how much his faith means to him.
“It’s been football, man,” Purdy told reporters last Thursday, according to Fox News. “I don’t try to make it more than it is. I’m a faith-based guy, so that’s how I stay grounded. I don’t look at football like it’s literally everything. It’s (not) do or die or anything like that.
“It’s a game and it’s my job, for sure, and I take it very seriously, but at the end of the day, I know that I’m not defined by the wins or losses as a person, like, that’s not who I am,” he added. “I’m not just a quarterback. I wasn’t born to just to be a quarterback and play football, and that’s it. Like, I have a life and everything like that.”
We Love You Brock Purdy & are So Proud of You! ❤️Congratulations on Your 1st Win against The Dolphins! 🎉 God Bless You #13…See You Next Week! Love Mom & Dad!❤️🎉🏈 pic.twitter.com/NAGqilZNcD
— Carrie Purdy (@bigbirdpurdy) December 5, 2022
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Purdy Still Wants To Win
Just because Purdy puts his faith first, however, does not mean he doesn’t want to win.
“And I remember that, but at the same time, man, I’m a competitor,” he explained. “I love to compete. I want to win at all costs and so, I’ve been enjoying that as well, so that’s where I’m at. That’s how I stay grounded with it all, but I’m definitely thankful and blessed to be here.”
“You go out there, you prepare as best you can, you get better every single day at practice, and once you get your opportunity, it’s ‘What are you going to do with it?’” Purdy continued. “For me, I believe in the Lord, and I trust in Him. I just go out there, and I just play.”
Fields of Faith- Iowa State’s Jace Gilbert sharing a text message he received from Brock Purdy after the Kansas loss. “Play in freedom.”
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. pic.twitter.com/7ga7Q7QpFY
— Darrin Berggren (@DarrinBerggren) October 6, 2022
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Franklin Graham Praises Purdy
Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, spoke out to praise Purdy after his team came out victorious over the Cowboys.
“Congratulations to QB Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers on their win last night over the Dallas Cowboys!” Graham wrote on Facebook. “They’re now just one game away from the Super Bowl!”
“In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ,” he continued. “I haven’t rooted for the 49ers since Joe Montana, but I’m sure pulling for them now!”
.@49ers @BrockPurdy13 gives all credit to Jesus Christ. "Every time I play…I want others to see God through my actions…Even when we lose, I point to God & thank Him…” Now that’s a winning game plan for life. I'll be rooting for him this weekend! https://t.co/SV6UntnX2r
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) January 18, 2023
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Purdy Asks God For Forgiveness
In a 2021 interview with Sports Spectrum, Purdy revealed that during his time playing football for Iowa State, he asked God to forgive him for putting the sport ahead of his relationship with the Lord.
“It was just a great reminder of where my identity is, where it lies,” he said at the time. “And it’s in Jesus. And I continue to lean on Him.”
“Again, the next day I didn’t go out and throw for 500 yards and was this awesome quarterback, but it was just this peace that I had with Him knowing that, ‘Hey, no matter what I’m going to face moving forward during college football, God and Jesus are going to be my identity. And whatever I face, I won’t be shaken from it.’” he continued. “I’ve got a great foundation in Him.”
For all the kids picked last today in your pickup bball game. Be Brock Purdy! pic.twitter.com/llMftOBxtD
— John Daniels 🔥 (@jdanielssports) January 15, 2023
Purdy is clearly a Godly young man who has a good head on his shoulders. With God on his side, the sky is the limit, so we would not be surprised if Purdy fulfills his goal of leading the 49ers to Super Bowl victory!
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