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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker gave God all the glory after hitting the winning field goal that held his team’s 38-35 win against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LVII. During a postgame press conference, Butker said it’s vital for players to go on the field and focus on what they can control.

He said, “I kind of had the easy job there. The offensive line did a great job blocking, great snap, great hold, and thankfully the ball went through, and all glory to God.” Butker also discussed the importance of prayer and faith in his life with Sports Spectrum’s Jason Romano. The kicker said it was a “blessing” to play in the Super Bowl for the third time in four years, adding that he’s persistent about putting first things first.

Of his Christian faith, Butker said, “it’s the most important thing,” adding that he’s aware that his identity must come from the Lord, not football. Butker said, “If I didn’t have faith in God, I don’t think I’d be the father I am, the husband I am, the kicker I am. That kind of sets a tone for everything else that gives me the strength to go do everything I need to.” Butker added that he knows he’s a child of God.

Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton also shared in a postgame presser a dream he had a few nights before the Super Bowl — a vision that came to full fruition during the game when he scooped up a fumble and made it 36 yards to score a touchdown.

It was one of the most memorable moments of the night, as Sports Spectrum noted. “I actually had a dream about scooping and scoring in the Super Bowl two nights ago,” Bolton said after the game. “For it to happen is surreal. I just thank God, my family, teammates and coaches, and my community and the Chiefs Kingdom. They all played a part in this win for sure.”

Butker hasn’t been shy about discussing his Catholic faith. In a 2019 interview, he spoke about how the reverence and rigor he found in the Traditional Latin Mass played an instrumental role in his “re-version” to Catholicism while in college at Georgia Tech. Butker met with Catholic News Agency in February 2022 to speak about how much the Latin Mass means to him and his family.

“My success in football has given me a pedestal, and I feel a responsibility to raise awareness to different issues that I think God wants me to bring to the forefront. And the Traditional Latin Mass is definitely one of them,” he said.

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