Why Do You Do What You Do? This Nebraska Football Star Was Always Chasing After the Next Big Thing – Until He Met Jesus.

Rex Burkhead used to play football for all the reasons you’d expect: a trophy, a yardage record, to get the girl, to win the game. But the Nebraska Cornhusker-turned-Cincinnati Bengal no longer pursues prizes that will pass, constantly after the next record, the next trophy, the next game, the next girl. What happened? Rex met Jesus. And as he turned over his life, he also gave up the greatest part of it – the sport that was his career, the desire for more, because he was finally satisfied.

See Burkhead’s reflections on living life for Christ now that he has a prize that will never perish in the clip below!

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.