Monday, June 14, 2010

Troy Polamalu - Christian Athlete

Man of Steel, Man of Substance

H/t Deacon's Bench

Those of us who follow professional football, even peripherally, are likely familliar with the long haired defensive back of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Polamalu.  He is a beast on the field, highly skilled and a joy to watch for his intensity.

But, there is much more to the man that his football skills.  He is a gentle and quiet man of faith.  In the video below he speaks with passion, but with a very calm gentle spirit that speaks well of him as a follower of Jesus Christ.

He is of Samoan descent, and his name was not really Polamalu, but until 2007 was legally Aumau.  His choice of last name is a tribute to his mother's family who raised him. 

What do you think a big tough football player would have as his hobbies?  Would you have guessed playing the paino, gardening and making furniture?

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in your love for Troy Polamalu and his family.  Sacred Heart of Jesus fill them with your blood.

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