Top 12 Evangelical Christians in Sports Today
Even if you stay home on Sunday to watch football, skip Tuesday night prayer meeting for the baseball game of the week, and miss Saturday's church retreat in favor of a pro golf tournament--chances are, you'll still hear about Jesus. Evangelical athletes populate the major sports, and many of them enjoy the chance to be outspoken about their faith--thanking God for that winning field goal, late-inning homerun, or 18-foot putt.
Last year, we scanned the sporting world to come up with a gallery of some of the most dominant athletes and coaches working today. We present our list again this year, with changes reflecting one football coach's retirement and one quarterback's reemergence. Each of these men and women work hard, as their Bibles tell them, "to win the prize," both in their sports and in their faith. Click here to find out who we selected as the top 12 Evangelical Christians in sports.
--By Patton Dodd and Dena Ross