With lofty expectations in the Mile High City, Case Keenum is doing all he can to be successful while trusting God with the outcome.
- [TV Announcer] Case on a deep drop.
Steps up in the pocket.
- [Case] Sometimes the ball just comes out
of your hand just perfectly
and this one came out really perfectly,
really, really well.
- [TV Announcer] Are you kidding me?
It's a Minneapolis miracle!
- [Narrator] NFL quarterback Case Keenum
remembers the joy ofthe Minneapolis miracle,
a last second touchdown tobeat the New Orleans Saints
in the 2017 playoffs.
- It was so much fun. So cool.
And I remember getting grabbed
by the sideline reporter, Chris Myers.
He asked me if this has got to be
the best moment of your life, right?
But I said, "No, this is notthe best moment of my life.
"This is third.
"This is probably going to go down
"as the third best moment of my life.
"The first being when I gavemy life to Jesus Christ.
"The second when I married my wife.
"And this will be third."
- [Narrator] Case experiencedthe highest of highs
as a professional athleteyet manages to keep
every highlight in perspective.
- Those things that we have in this world
that are of the world,man they don't last.
You know, they're over and
if you count on those thingsto be everything for you,
they're just going to let you down.
Just like we had anincredible moment one week
and it let us down the next week.
But if you hold onto yourrelationship with Christ
and your relationship with your family
and those people that will bewith you, that care about you,
that's what's most important.
- [Narrator] Case's love for football
started with his father, a former coach
who modeled unconditionallove, win or lose.
- He started texting me,
"Pray hard, play hard,take care of the football,
"and have fun."
That's what I prayed before every game.
No matter what happens, I'mgoing to play as hard as I can
and I'm going to give the glory to God.
That's no matter what, God,
I want my light to shine for You.
- [Narrator] His NFL career faced
early disappointmentsas Case went undrafted
after a record-breaking college career.
Many people said hedidn't have what it takes
to make it in the NFL.
- Yeah, I heard all of those things.
You're not tall enough, strong enough.
You know, you can't throw it far enough.
You don't have a strong enough arm.
But for me it was a lesson in
you've got to listen tothe people in your life
that really mean something.
Your family, your friends, yourcoaches that believe in you,
but most of all you needto believe in your Savior,
in Jesus and His identity for you.
- [Narrator] In hisbook, Playing For More,
Case talks about theimportance of trusting God
with his life in themidst of the pressures
of professional sports.
- He has carried methrough those tough times.
And He has been theremore than anybody else
could possibly have even tried to be.
- [Narrator] Thisoff-season Case was traded
to the Denver Broncos andnamed the starting quarterback.
- To have John Elway say and introduce me
as the starting quarterback
of the Denver Broncos is incredible.
And to remember that, as a kid,
I was John Elway for Halloweenthree Halloweens in a row.
And I had my little sevenjersey and I rocked it.
I know that God has meright where He wants me
and He's equipped me for thetime that He has me here.
- [Narrator] Case looks to the future
with high expectations
knowing he's doing allhe can to be successful
and trusting God with the outcome.
- I hold myself to avery, very high standard,
that I want to give everything I've got
every single play that I play,
every single time I workout.
Everyday I come into my office here
I'm giving it everything I've got.
I'm holding up my end of thebargain as well as I can.
And I know that God, weknow through His promises,
through His word thatHe's going to hold up His
end of the bargain so I canrest easy in the results
and know that I'm doing everything I can.
I going to give Him the glory for it.