Jeremy Lin is a Christian
Tim Tebow is a Christian
Tony Dungy is a Christen
There were PLENTY of Christian Athletes before Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin but the thing is …..NOW that “AMERICA” seems to accpet it and think that it is a cool thing! No! I think that they are looking at banking and cashing in the popular players who confess that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Saviour….
It is a shame but truth be told the list is as long as the Pacific Ocean but if MORE Christian Athletes would have been more VOCAL about their faith…. then Tim Tebow and other athletes “may not be ” the brunt of all of these negative Christianity jokes…. STAND FOR SOMETHING in this world that is all I am saying….
Here’s a short list list of “famous” evangelical Christian athletes. This list CERTAINLY does NOT display everyone and is likely missing others.
Bobby Bowden – college football coach Dennis Byrd – former profession football player Vince Carter – professional football player Bob Christian – professional football player Randall Cunningham – professional football player Joe Gibbs – former professional football coach Rosie Grier – former professional football player Tom Landry – former professional football coach Dan Reeves – professional football coach Frank Reich – professional football player Eugene Robinson – professional football player Deion Sanders – professional football player Mike Singletary – former professional football player Gene Stallings – former college football coach Emmitt Smith – professional football player Kurt Warner – professional football player Reggie White – former professional football player
Lenny Wilkens – professional basketball coach
Athletics – Basketball A.C. Green – former professional basketball player Hersey Hawkins – professional basketball player Meadowlark Lemon – basketball player, Harlem Globetrotters Pete Maravich (1947-1988) – professional basketball player Dikembe Mutombo – professional basketball player Mark Price – former professional basketball player David Robinson – professional basketball player
Baseball Brett Butler – former baseball player Joe Carter – baseball player Gary Carter – former baseball player Darren Daulton – baseball Dave Dravecky – baseball Orel Herschiser – professional baseball player Paul Molitor – professional baseball player Terry Pendleton – professional baseball player Andy Pettitte – professional baseball player John Smoltz – professional baseball player Walt Weiss – professional baseball player
Golf Paul Azinger – professional golfer Bernard Langer – professional golfer Tom Lehman – professional golfer Larry Mize – professional golfer Payne Stewart – professional golfer Scott Simpson – professional golfer Larry Nelson – professional golfer
Athletics – Skating Janet Lynn – Olympic figure skater Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz – Olympic winning Figure skating dance team Rosalyn Sumners – Figure Skater Paul Wyle – Olympic figure skater
TRACK AND FIELD
Track and Field Gail Devers – professional track athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee – professional track athlete Eric Liddell (1902-1945) – Olympic Gold Medalist, depicted in film Chariots of Fire Jesse Owens (1913-1980) – professional track athlete
Davey Allison (1961-1993) – professional race car driver George Foreman – famed professional heavyweight boxer Mary Joe Fernandez – professional tennis player Jeff Gordon – professional car racer Evander Holyfield – profession boxer Todd Huston – mountain climber, motivational speaker, amputee Mary Lou Retton – former gymnastics athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist Jesse Romero – world chamption kick boxer Sheila Taormina – Olympic medalist, swimming Petty family – NASCAR professional race car drivers