Vikings' 'miracle' play QB giving God the glory

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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FCA logoThe Fellowship of Christian Athletes is applauding Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum for his Christian witness as the team’s signal caller, and after last week’s miracle play to end the game, he is now just one win away from taking his team to the Super Bowl.

Keenum has been a journeyman player for most of his career, but following his last-second desperation 61-yard touchdown pass last week to advance to the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Keenum is now just one victory away from playing on the NFL's biggest stage – this year at the Vikings’ home stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

The Christian quarterback is not shy about sharing his faith and his involvement with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has helped him in his walk. 

FCA Magazine Editor Clay Meyer is encouraged with the Keenum family’s deep involvement with the ministry.

"We're just excited for him at FCA,” Meyer shared. “[We] feel like he's part of the FCA family because he really is – [especially] with his dad being on staff. His wife Kimberly was on staff in Houston for about four years and his mom and sisters [were] involved with the ministry, as well, so it's just been great for us to see him experience this success and then also being able to just give God the glory through it, too.” 

Meyer then recalled Keenum’s words of thanks to God – words he believes will be as memorable as the miraculous play many football fans still cannot believe.

“I think everybody heard his quote after the Minneapolis Miracle – [which is] what they're calling it now," Meyer commented on Keenum’s following quote after the game.

"[That play is] probably going to go down as the third best moment in my life – behind giving my life to Jesus Christ, marrying my wife … and this one's right there close," Keenum shared in a live interview right after the game on Fox Sports.

Meyer was impressed how Keenum had it on his heart in all the excitement to lift up God first and foremost.

"To be able to use that platform and to use that moment to share is faith was something that we always love to see as well," FCA’s editor added.

Meyer impressed that Keenum is extremely humble in displaying a genuine faith in Jesus Christ.

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