Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles becomes darling of Christian journalism

It isn’t common for a wide receiver in the NFL to get much attention from the press when they’re fighting for the final receiver spot on the roster. That’s not the case for Ryan Broyles who is getting press for his faith rather than his play.

All three of his NFL seasons have ended in injury. After being drafted by the Lions in the second round from the University of Oklahoma, he showed signs of being a strong NFL player before getting injured. Now, he’s fighting to continue his career with the Lions. He’s small (5’10”) and injury-prone but his faith is helping him keep his spirit high.

“Man, all you can do is take care of yourself and do the best you can,” he told the Detroit Free Press┬áthis month. “If there’s a place for you, there’s a place for you. If not, hopefully there will be somewhere else. But if football’s over, I’ve always been future minded so whatever happens, happens. As long as you give it your best in any situation in life, it is what it is.”

It’s that attitude and his focus on faith that have him making headlines. He was raised in a Christian household but did not really give his life fully to God until a mission trip to Haiti. Since then, his perspectives have changed and made him someone for the Christian press and Lions fans to root for wholeheartedly.

According to Christian Examiner:

With a heart full of love for God and an eye on the future, Broyles’ only knows one direction: forward. He’s shown it in the decisions he’s made and the friends he’s surrounded himself with and he tries not worrying over where he might be this time next year.

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