Star tight end Zach Ertz said that despite the craziness of Super Bowl week, and this being the biggest game of his life, making disciples of Christ is still his number one priority in life.

“It’s huge. Our number one goal on this earth is to make disciples. So faith in football this Sunday is huge, it’s a platform to have that we have to draw people to the Word, to Jesus, it’s something we don’t take for granted by any means. It’s obviously a responsibility, but we love it. We want to draw people to Christ.”

Ertz went on to explain his own personal faith journey, saying he grew up knowing who Christ was but never really had a personal relationship. It wasn’t until last year during the ups and downs of the season that he was experiencing large emotional swings, that he noticed players like Wentz weren’t struggling with the same issue and he was admittedly “envious” of what they had.

This led him to search more, and eventually his relationship with Christ grew and he made the decision to get baptized.