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.