Eagles’ Wide Receiver Baptized in Hotel Pool Before Last Night’s Win

By Nancy Flory Published on October 13, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles had more to celebrate last night than their 28-23 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Eagles wide receiver Marcus D. Johnson was baptized in a hotel swimming pool, with many of his teammates surrounding him. According to CBS Sports, those present were tight end Zach Ertz, offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski, tight end Trey Burton, linebacker Jordan Hicks and backup quarterback Nick Foles

Johnson posted a photo on Twitter commemorating the moment. “First time being Baptized!” he wrote. “Corporate Worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleansed & Reborn in JESUS name!!.”


The baptism wasn’t an anomaly. Last year, the “team pastor” and tight end Trey Burton baptized five players. The Eagles also pray regularly and have Bible studies together, reported ESPN last year.

An earlier Stream article highlighted quarterback Carson Wentz’s faith. Wentz said, “…If you love whatever it is that you’re passionate about, you’re going to talk about it. If you love Jesus, you should talk about it. You should tell the world about Him, you should share that truth. And so, there’s going to be persecution, there’s going to be haters, you have to just stay true to Him and ultimately that’s what it’s all about.”

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