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College QB: God Blessed Me with These Abilities to Serve Him, Share His Name

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | November 21, 2016 | 3:31 PM EST

Texas A&M's quarterback Trevor Knight (8) looks to pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against UCLA Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

In an interview with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight said he “believe[s] God has blessed me with these abilities in order to serve Him and share His name with a whole bunch of people.”

Trevor Knight, a former Oklahoma University quarterback transferred to Texas A&M as a graduate student, recording 1,911 passing yards, with 13 touchdown passes and only six interceptions, and running for 583 yards and 10 more touchdowns with the Aggies in 2016 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.

In the FCA interview, occurring prior to his injury and before the Aggies’ season-changing loss to Mississippi State, the Christian quarterback was asked how his faith impacted his life and football career.

“What I love about sports, and specifically football, is they are such a parallel to life,” Trevor Knight told FCA. “I’m going to go through adversity like it talks about in James 1. But through all the ups and downs, I’ll put God first and allow Him to work in my life regardless of the circumstances, to get me through the challenges and celebrate the achievements.”

Knight did not stop there, further detailing how he believes football is a platform for him to serve God.

“I truly believe God has blessed me with these abilities in order to serve Him and share His name with a whole bunch of people,” Knight explained. “Young kids care what I have to say, especially for these four or five years of my life. I want to use that platform for good and be an example for Christ and hopefully change the lives of young kids—or anybody for that matter—all over the country.”

The Christian quarterback has indeed seen his share of diversity this season, suffering a season-ending injury in the team’s 35-28 loss to Mississippi State on November 5, 2016, but Coach Kevin Sumlin “says they expect him to return for Texas A&M’s bowl game,” reports Fox Sports.

After week 12, and according to ESPN, Texas A&M is projected to play in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl on Dec. 28 on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. against either the Baylor Bears (Schlabach’s projection) or the TCU Horned Frogs (McMurphy’s projection).

Perhaps Knight will have the opportunity to pick up where he left off with the Aggies, serving God and leading his team to victory one more time this season.