The Jersey Effect


  • Servanthood, Lover of Souls

    I was thrilled when I saw Coach Tony Dungy was selected as one of the candidates for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. One of my other former teammates, Marvin Harrison, was also selected. We wouldn’t have won the Super Bowl in 2006 without them. And although Coach Dungy had an impact on […]

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  • How to Stay Content in Transition

    “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12 I’ve always tried to treat the stage of life I’m […]

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  • Is discipleship more important than your job

    “Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.” –John Wooden To be honest, this is a story of how God works in our lives through competition. God used an injury of mine and a meeting with Reggie Hodges to teach me, that discipleship is […]

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  • God Gives You Second Chances, Sometimes

    This is truly a great story my friend Justin Snow contributed to The Jersey Effect. He tells of a decision one night that changed his life forever. Here’s what he wrote: It was a Friday night. I was driving my black Escalade. And I had two other Colts players in the SUV with me, along […]

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  • Is Your Mentor’s Influence Life Changing

    The question I ask in the title of this post is very important because the mentors you choose should be life changing, and their influence should be transcendent. In the same way, you should be having a positive influence on those who you are mentoring. Remember, the people you surround yourself with are either impacting […]

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  • A Hectic Offseason, How Football Grew Bigger than Virtue

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this offseason, it’s this: Keeping football in its proper perspective is a struggle in this country. It’s more than a struggle, actually. I’d argue it’s an epidemic. There was the “Bountygate” scandal with the New Orleans Saints, where in-game performance and money became more important than the NFL’s […]

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