NFL star Russell Wilson and coach Denny Duron are teaming up for a special TV series called “God. Family. Football.”
The show, which premieres on September 1 on Amazon Freevee, follows the Evangel Christian Academy football team’s journey during the 2022 season.
Coach Denny Duron, who’s also a pastor, believes in the motto “God, family, and football.” His approach helped Evangel Christian Academy in Louisiana get back to winning after a tough season. The series shows how faith and football come together for these young players, as they learn important life lessons on and off the field.
Russell Wilson, known for his strong Christian faith, is excited to be part of the series as an executive producer. He believes in the values Coach Duron teaches, and he wants to share them with a wider audience. Wilson sees Coach Duron as a role model for both football skills and how to live a good life.
“I can’t even tell you what it means to have Russell Wilson involved,” Duron shared with The Christian Post. “Russell really, really loves Jesus and is so open about his faith. My conversation with him just a couple of weeks ago was fire. I mean, he is so excited about this. I think he was more fired up than I was, honestly.” Wilson, an outspoken Christian, is co-signing coach Duron’s “recipe for success: God, family and football.” “He said, ‘I’m going to war with you guys,” Duron continued.
“‘We’re going to believe that God is going to use this to touch people’s lives.’ He was just really preaching.” “I got off of that phone call like: ‘Man, God has really put this vision of God, family, football in Russell Wilson’s heart. He’s proud of the series; that makes us proud. He is just committed with everything that’s within him to seeing this thing succeed,” the minister and coach maintained. Duron was first called to ministry at the age of 17.
At the time, he also had an opportunity to play football quarterback at Louisiana Tech University, where he led them to two NCAA Division II national championships. “I just assumed that because I had this call to ministry that I was not going to play more football. But when I was recruited by Louisiana Tech, the Lord really spoke to my heart and said, ‘I’ve called you here to play football for My glory,'” Duron told CP.
“From that point to this, football has just been a platform for me to share my faith. God has always been first in it. In fact, if I wasn’t allowed to share my faith in doing the football thing, then I wouldn’t have done the football thing because it was just a means to an end.”
Coach Duron’s story is about how football and faith can work together. He became a coach and pastor after feeling a calling from God at a young age. He believes football is a way to spread his faith and teach important values to his players.
“God. Family. Football.” isn’t just about winning games. It’s about how sports and faith can shape lives and communities. The series is a mix of Coach Duron’s experience and Russell Wilson’s superstar perspective. They both want to inspire others to believe in themselves and do good both on and off the field.
The show captures the close bond between Coach Duron, his assistant coach Fibian Carter, and the players. They believe that putting God first can make them better athletes and better people. Coach Duron came out of retirement to guide the team, and his passion for faith and football shines through.
As the show premieres, viewers can expect a heartwarming and motivating story. “God. Family. Football.” is a reminder that faith and family are important, no matter what you do. It’s a celebration of how sports can teach us valuable lessons and bring people together.