Football analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy says his parents instilled in him the importance of faith, although he didn’t take their Scripture-filled lessons seriously until he was a player in the NFL.
“My mom was a Sunday School teacher. And she always talked about, ‘Hey, no matter what you do in life, you’ve got to put the Lord first, you’ve got to create that time for the Lord. You’ve got to do things for Him.’ And I heard it when I was a kid, but it didn’t really register,” Dungy told host Tauren Wells in a new edition of The High Note podcast. “… My mom was telling me this the whole time, but it’s going in one ear and out the other.”
Dungy, who won a Super Bowl as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and currently works as a football analyst for NBC Sports, is one of the most well-known Christians in all of sports.
Yet he said he didn’t take his faith seriously while becoming a standout in high school or while playing quarterback at…