Most people would have a hard time understanding how someone could ever consider giving up a dream job in the NFL. That’s because most people, consciously or not, tend to rate money as the top factor when considering a job.
That’s clearly not the case for Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Rocky Seto, who is considered the architect responsible for creating the now legendary ‘Legion of Boom’ defense that propelled the team to a Super Bowl. Seto clearly values the mission of his work over the monetary compensation, as he just up and walked away from a lucrative NFL gig in exchange for entering full-time ministry work.
He wasn’t fired, either.
Seto, 42, left completely on his own accord. Married with four children, Seto has apparently been feeling lead in this direction for quite some time, but finally took the plunge this off season.
Here’s Seto in action during practice, all mic’d up. First line: “What a glorious day. God is amazing!”
Here’s Seto speaking at a Mission Crusade, detailing his journey to the NFL and delivering the Gospel.
Several Seahawks players have been very open about their faith. This short documentary from 2013 follows Russell Wilson and some of his teammates as they explain their life and faith journeys.
(h/t Seattle Times)