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A conversation with Heisman Trophy winner and former NBA star Charlie Ward

posted by Chad Bonham

Before there was Jameis Winston, there was another dual-threat quarterback at Florida State named Charlie Ward. It was 20 years ago when Ward won the Heisman Trophy and then led the Seminoles to its first national championship. Since Winston is […]

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A conversation with New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte

posted by Chad Bonham

Heading into the 2012 Major League Baseball playoffs, Andy Pettitte holds the Major record for most post-season starts (42), innings pitched (263) and wins (19). And while the Yankees lefty isn’t considered a lock for the Hall of Fame, one […]

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Inspiring Athletes 2012 Major League Playoffs Preview

posted by Chad Bonham

For a self-avowed baseball junkie, October is always the most wonderful time of the year. Even with my favorite team in the cellar for a second year in a row, it’s hard not to get excited about the 2012 Major […]

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A conversation with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi

posted by Chad Bonham

As a 15-year player and three-time World Series champion, Joe Girardi was known as one of the hardest nosed catchers to get behind the plate. Now, as the manager of the most storied franchise in Major League Baseball history, he […]

Andy Pettitte signs one-year deal with Yankees

posted by Chad Bonham

I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Andy Pettitte through various FCA related projects and occasional communication here and there. One thing I was certain of was the retired Yankees pitcher’s desire to stay retired. Last I heard from […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#11-20)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In our continuing series, we look at more of the Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011: #20 Kevin Durant claims second consecutive NBA scoring title If there was any question that […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#21-30)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this story with your friends! This year has been packed full of crazy sports stories. From lockouts and conference realignment to abuse scandals and unexpected coaching moves, we’ve seen all things tragic, inexplicable and even a […]

Inspiring Athletes previews 2011 MLB Playoffs

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! To quote a classic Christmas song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, I’m not talking about the celebration of our Savior’s birth. I mean, that part of the year […]

Inspiring Athletes celebrates 100th post with a special “Writer’s Block” edition

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! WRITER’S BLOCK: The Best of Inspiring Athletes (So Far) I’m sort of an old-school writer trying to survive in the age of social media and fluid technological advancement. The social media thing […]

New York Yankees second baseman Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 hits

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Derek Jeter hits 3,000th hit; talks faith on religious TV show Today, Derek Jeter reached an amazing milestone by hitting his 3,000th career hit. That makes him the 28th player in MLB […]

The Best of Inspiring Athletes: MLB Edition

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! With the All-Star Game a few days away, I thought it might be a good time to catch you up on some of the baseball interviews you may have missed these past […]

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira on God’s forgiveness

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with friends! On June 30, 2011, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira joined an elite group by hitting his 300th career home run in a 5-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. Only 130 other MLB […]

The Inspirational Sports Report: Lance Berkman, Josh Hamilton highlight All-Star teams; Ragan wins first Sprint Cup race

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share with your friends! Happy Fourth of July to all the Inspiring Athletes readers out there! I trust you are having a blessed and safe holiday weekend with your friends and family. There was plenty of sports […]

A conversation with St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with friends! It might still seem strange for diehard baseball fans to see Lance Berkman in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform. After all, he spent the previous 11 and a half seasons (Berkman played the second […]

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira slams 300th career home run

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! New York Yankees first baseman hit his 300th career home run today in a 5-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. Check out the milestone bomb by clicking here. Teixeira has 25 homers […]

Inspiring Athletes: A look back at some things you may have missed

posted by Chad Bonham

In case you’ve missed anything these past few weeks, Inspiring Athletes has been bringing you some pretty amazing interviews with athletes and coaches from across the sports world including some fairly significant high-profile names. A quick way to catch up […]

A conversation with former All-Star and World Series champion pitcher Andy Pettitte

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share with your friends! There’s something missing in New York–at least every five days or so. It’s the recognizable gait of retired Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte as he trots from the warmup bullpen to the mound for […]

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Aaron Kampman on his faith, his recent trip to El Salvador and the NFL lockout

posted by Chad Bonham

GOOD WORKS WEDNESDAY: Aaron Kampman Aaron Kampman has a message for his fellow NFL athletes: Prepare for life after football. But Kampman isn’t necessarily talking about things like savings, financial porfolios or career training. Instead, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive […]

Hot Topic Tuesday: Does character matter?

posted by Chad Bonham

Fort Worth, TX — For the next three days, I’ll be at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial here in Fort Worth right next to TCU campus. But before I get those reports in, it’s time to introduce a feature […]

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A conversation with NASCAR crew chief Jason Ratcliff
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