Aleteia, Cerith Gardiner:There was an unusual sight at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, in Alabama, on August 12. The former professional football quarterback Philip Rivers arrived accompanied by 70 students from St. Michael’s Catholic High School in Fairhope, where Rivers is now the head coach.
A year before announcing his retirement from the professional football league in 2021, the dad-of-nine shared: ” I (had) two childhood dreams. One was playing in the NFL. I still love that. The other was to be a high school football coach as my dad was.”
And he is taking his role very much to heart. Not only is Rivers ensuring the athletic progress of his students, he’s also seeing to the spiritual needs of his students before a game. Report is here.