Super Bowl champion and Latter-day Saint Daniel Sorensen says faith in Christ matters more than football


For Daniel Sorensen, the experience of winning a Super Bowl does not compare to being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Winning the biggest game of the year is a supreme thrill, but it fades. The peace and joy of following Christ stays with you. It overshadows everything in life and provides a broader perspective, the NFL player and Latter-day Saint said.

“There is not much of a comparison,” Sorensen said. “Winning the Super Bowl doesn’t heal or fix other challenges. . . . Winning the Super Bowl doesn’t automatically make your life that much better. But being a disciple of Christ does. The lasting effects are so much greater.”

Sorensen lives his beliefs and his teammates know it. They nicknamed him “Dirty Dan” because he’s not dirty at all.

Learn more about what Sorensen shared in a recent Facebook devotional at Deseret News

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Lead image: Daniel Sorensen #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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