Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton was baptized, publicly professing his love for and faith in Jesus Christ.
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Christians all over the world find strength in their faith. They find it by putting God first.

After a year of highs and lows, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton was baptized over the weekend, publicly professing his love for and faith in Jesus Christ.

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A ‘Wonderful Moment’ For DaVon Hamilton And Family

“All praise to God,” Hamilton wrote on social media, along with a video of his baptism that was shared by NFL teammate Daniel Thomas.

Sports Spectrum reported, “In April 2023, Hamilton signed a three-year contract extension with the Jaguars, after starting 14 games the previous season. He played in all 17 regular-season games in 2022, setting career-highs with 2.5 sacks and 56 tackles.”

“Later that summer, he and his wife welcomed their first child, a son,” the story noted.

“Outside of marrying the love of my life, this has been the greatest blessing God has offered to me,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram. “I can’t wait for more wonderful moments with you both. Love you both to the moon and back.”

The story continued:

Coming off his best season, Hamilton was ready to make good on the new contract and commitment the Jaguars showed to him. But in August during the preseason, he developed a spinal abscess, a major infection that kept him sidelined for the first seven games of the season.

Hamilton starred at Ohio State University and was a third-round pick by the Jaguars in 2020. With the diagnosis, a promising career ahead of him was all of a sudden at risk of being cut short.

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‘This Is God’s Process’

Hamilton said on the Jaguars podcast in December, “A lot of stuff was going on. A lot of side effects were going on. I was in a weird place. This isn’t really a normal illness, or a normal infection people get. It was very strange. I feel very fortunate. There was a lot of stuff that could have happened. I could be not playing football permanently.”

“I’m incredibly blessed to be back where I am. I’m so thankful for the people who supported me.”

“You know, this is God’s process,” said in a separate interview in January. “I can’t control anything that is going on. God is going to have a plan for me and this was His plan.”

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