“I want to honor Christ with the way I talk and my actions.” Those were the amazing words of Alabama’s junior tight end, Miller Forristall, during Monday’s press conference after he was asked about his life plans.
“That’s who I’m defined by and one I want to live my life with,” the college athlete said of his firm faith in God.
Though the assembled journalists were pushing him for answers and hype ahead of this weekend’s game against Arkansas, after answering their questions fairly and with the utmost professionalism, the Crimson Tide tight end saw the final, open-ended question as an opportunity to share his faith in Christ.
“I want to honor my parents,” he said, “and my siblings and the university, because that name is now on me…which direction that goes, you tell me. But, that’s kind of how I want to attack it.”
Forristall’s remarkable words were met with widespread praise online.
“This guy is quite exceptional!” one person commented on YouTube. “His parents did a superior job, and he obviously chose to follow the lead and max it out. I look for great things in his future, in life and in UA football.”
“Wow, I WANT TO HONOR CHRIST. WOW, Now THAT is awesome,” another added. “I couldn’t agree with you more, mister. What a great young man to say that, AND honor his parents!”
Miller’s Twitter bio simply reads, “Living for Christ.”
The player also has a good sense of humor. Elsewhere at the presser, he was spotted taking position behind reporters, even quizzing linebacker Terrell Lewis:
Check out the full interview with Miller below: