NFL Kicker Justin Tucker is a Devout Catholic – Listen to Him Gloriously Sing the Ave Maria!

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NFL player Justin Tucker set an amazing record on Sun., Sept. 26.

The 31-year-old Baltimore Ravens player set the NFL record for kicking the longest fieldgoal ever – 66 yards!

Did you know he is also a devout Catholic and an opera singer?

The talented professional athlete makes the Sign of the Cross before every kick to “give glory” to God and “say ‘thanks’ for the opportunity.” He also helped raise money for Catholic Charities at a 2016 concert, and sang the Ave Maria at 2015 opera concert.

ChurchPOP posted the 2016 concert in a previous article. However, the Baltimore Ravens published an extended cut featuring an interview with the kicker.

Here’s the video below:


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He also describes his Catholic faith in the video below:

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What did you think of Justin Tucker’s Ave Maria?

[See also: NFL Star Justin Tucker Will Blow You Away Singing Ave Maria & O Holy Night!]

[See also: Catholic NFL Quarterback Philip Rivers Honors St. SebastianÔÇÖs Feast in Retirement Statement]

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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram and Facebook.