Football is a religion in Texas.
And arguably no team is worshiped more than the Dallas Cowboys.
But team chaplain Jonathan Evans, the son of Dr. Tony Evans and a former NFL fullback, has been doing some real religious work at the team’s headquarters at the Star in Frisco.
He routinely conducts a Friday Bible study for the players and his messages have made such a profound impact that he recently baptized three players at the facility in front of their teammates.
Evans posted a video of the baptisms on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Wednesday to an overwhelming response from fans. As of Sunday afternoon, the two-minute clip had been viewed more than five million times.
“It’s good it’s blowing up,” Frazier said. “It’s getting His Name out to a lot more people who may not be believers.”
Frazier says he was baptized as a young child, but wanted to make the decision for himself as an adult.
“I was always a believer, but this was the first time I really took God seriously,” Frazier said. “I was really glad to see (my teammates) alongside me cheering us on when we were getting baptized. They cheer us on on the field, but this is a different part of life.”
“It makes us closer together and makes us more of a family than we already are.”
“Jonathan Evans, he’s fantastic. We love him. We’re really fortunate to have him. He’s someone who’s a mentor to a lot of our guys and he’s a great resource,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Not only for the players, but for the coaches and we’re really fortunate to have him in our organization.”
SOURCE: Star-Telegram – Clarence Hill / NBC DFW – Pat Doney