C.J. Stroud
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Throughout a one-of-a-kind initial season, first-year phenom C.J. Stroud is counting his blessings as he leads his team to the playoff Promised Land

If anyone has ever had a miraculous rookie season, Texans’ rookie C.J. Stroud is walking on the kind of clouds that no one has ever stepped on before. With a tremendous 4,109 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, and five interceptions, he’s been a revelation in Houston this year.

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A Combination Of Football And Faith

That’s why it wasn’t surprising that C.J. Stroud acknowledged God following his team advancing to the NFL playoffs. Before looking ahead to next week, the young star decided to look UP first.

“First of all, I just want to give all glory and praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” he professed with his opening comments. “Whew! That’s a good game… To be my first season and make the playoffs, man. It’s just been a heck of a year. I’m blessed enough to be in this position for this great organization, this great city of Houston. I’m just blessed.”

Since being drafted second overall in the 2023 NFL Draft, Stroud has been a shining light for an offense that was desperately in need of a leader. And now? He appears to be the prophet of passing that this poor, sick franchise was looking for.

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Stroud Shows Grace In His Glory

It’s not the first time that C.J. Stroud has been recognized for his willingness to bend the knee to his higher power. He made similar comments following the Texans’ victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February. It illuminated his ideals and brought his faith to the forefront.

“First and foremost, man, I got to give all the glory and praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Stroud said at the time.

“These last couple of weeks have been up and down. I’ve been going through a lot on and off the field. But when you give your life to the Lord, he gives you opportunities, and it’s what you do with it. So, he gave me this opportunity to come back in that two-minute drill, and we run great routes, got great time management with the coaches, and we go score touchdowns. It’s really big for us.”

The Texans (10-7) will next host the Cleveland Browns (11-6) in the wild-card round. And you can almost bet that the humble and gracious C.J. Stroud will have an angel on his shoulder this weekend.


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