The Washington Huskies football team was led to its first-ever College Football Playoff appearance in the program’s history by star quarterback Michael Penix Jr. The electrifying quarterback talked about the inspiration he feels he is receiving from God and thanked the Lord for all the blessings the team received this season.
An ESPN interview took place with Penix on the field after the PAC-12 Championship game in which the team secured their spot in the postseason. Penix, amid a rush of applause and a Heisman chant from his teammates, stood firm in his stance that all of the glory should go to God during and after this amazing season.
Penix said that if you’re wondering who to thank, you should give “All glory to God” after the miraculous year from the Washington Huskies. This was said after the amazing performance that Penix put together during the conference championship, throwing for a touchdown and more than 300 yards in the win over Oregon.
Penix continued, “I know that resonates with everybody in here. We’re just super blessed and super excited for this opportunity to be able to come out as the last Pac-12 champs.” Penix, though in a position with the entire stadium chanting for him, still made sure to give credit to God for putting him in this position.
This isn’t anything new for Penix, who has stood by his Christian faith for the entire season. Even before the year, he was telling reporters and fans about his devout faith and how it guided him in his football career. In a video that he posted to Twitter on his own account, Penix thanked those who helped him get to the huge stage that he is now on.
In the video, he said, “First of all, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to play this sport that I have been in love with all my life. I would like to thank all of Husky Nation and the University of Washington for believing in me and supporting me and my teammates in this wonderful journey.”
Penix is also grateful to his parents for instilling these values in him at a young age and helping him understand that there is much more to life than the game of football. He said, “I always have parents that help me understand; it’s not always about me; things are bigger than me, so I do it for a bigger purpose.”
Now, Penix is looking ahead to one of his career’s biggest challenges. He will lead the Washington Huskies against blue-blood program Texas in the Sugar Bowl, with a berth into the National Championship game on the line. Penix, however, clearly understands that he is not going into that game alone. He will be going into the game with his faith and the knowledge that God is looking out for him, both during and after the biggest game of his career. Watch his teammates chant that he should get a Heisman here:
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