Lane Veach had always been surrounded by Mormons.
Growing up in Chandler, Arizona, many of his friends, including his girlfriend, were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sometimes he found himself at Eagle Scout service projects, family home evenings or LDS youth activities.
Yet loving parents had raised Veach in a devout Christian home, and that was enough for him.
Then last November, Veach’s religious outlook changed. The 6-foot-6, 233-pound freshman outside linebacker at Stanford University decided to join the LDS Church.