Trevor Knight

Oklahoma Quarterback Trevor Knight Unabashed In His Faith

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Expression of faith and acknowledgement of the gifts that the Lord gives to us is becoming more rare. There was a time when proclaiming the glory of God was a natural part of American culture, even in sports. Today, it’s less common.

It’s for this reason that it was so refreshing to watch Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Trevor Knight express his appreciation for the Lord in his post-game interviews after having the game of his short career leading his team to victory in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. He thanked Jesus Christ by name after accepting his Sugar Bowl MVP award and in his first interview right after the game, he gives credit to his Savior:

“You know, it’s just playing with confidence, knowing that I have trust in my Lord up above to give me the confidence to play and just knowing that He has my back through every situation,” Knight said.

Knight is finishing his redshirt freshman campaign and may be a fixture of Oklahoma football for up to three more years. We’re hopeful that he will continue in his success, not just because we’re OU fans but more importantly because we’re fans of those who are bold with their faith, even when in public.


  1. Matthew 6:5

    When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6″But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

  2. 2Sam 6: 16,21,23
    16And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart
    21David said to Michal, “It was before the LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the LORD.
    23 And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death

    I am thinking that the difference here as in all of Christ’s teachings is the motive of the heart. Why we do something is more important than what we do. Jesus said that those were hypocrites who prayed “so that they may be seen of men”. David praised God in public for God’s many blessings and favor He had given him. There is a difference.

  3. Great performance on the field but I’m hopeful that God is focused on more important things than having Trevor Knight’s “back” when he’s playing football. Spare me.

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