The Texas Longhorns, who pulled away from the Kansas Jayhawks for a 40 to 14 win on Saturday, have reasserted themselves as one of the best teams in college football. Much of the credit goes to sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers
Although it still is early in the season, Ewers already had nine touchdowns under his belt before the game. He is crediting much of his success and the joy he’s found on the gridiron to his faith in Jesus. When asked this week what has allowed him to enjoy the game more this season, he said, “Just listening to [God] more and not just focusing on my own ways.”
“God has told me that this game doesn’t define me as a human being, which allows me to play more freely,” he said, according to “Faithwire.” “I think really that’s just been the biggest thing for me, just listening to him more and not just focusing on my own ways and knowing that he has a plan for me and to pursue his truth and to continue to seek his truth. I think that’s really been the biggest thing for me, and there’s only one way to freedom, and that’s through Jesus Christ, so find Jesus and everything else will be free.”
This is not the first time Ewers has opened up about how his faith has transformed his outlook. In early September, the 20-year-old athlete pointed to God as the source of his growth.
“God is so good,” he said. “I can’t say that enough, how much God has put me through. He’s made me so strong. I’m so proud of my team, our defense, we balled out. I’m fired up for the rest of the way.”
Ewers said it was prayer that ultimately led him to come home to Texas after starting his career at Ohio State University.
“It’s hard to make lifechanging decisions when you’re only 17 or 18 years old,” he said. “But this time I really just tried to block out all the noise, and focus on what I wanted for myself. It took a lot of prayer, but I’m confident in the choice I made.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voie