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Reflections from a National Champion: An Interview with Trevor Adams

Interview with Bearcat QB Trevor Adams a week before the Division II National Championship.

The Northwest Missouri State Bearcat football team hosted their championship celebration this past Sunday in Maryville, Missouri.  The celebration commemorated a perfect 15-0 season and the team’s fourth national title since 1998.

Bearcat senior captain (now graduated), Trevor Adams, was one of the top performing athletes of Division II college football last season (2013). Under center, Trevor led the nation in just about every QB stat imaginable: he had a 192.5 passer rating, a 73% completion percentage, 3,000+ yards passing and more than 30 touchdowns.

As if that wasn’t enough, Adams was the MIAA Conference Player of the Year, a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete and a recipient of the Elite 89 Award for the Division II National Championship.  And to top it off, he led the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats to an undefeated National Title victory.  He is easily one of the best athletes in the country.

What most people don’t know is that winning games isn’t as important to Trevor Adams as winning souls.  In an interview with an Odessa newspaper Adams said “Twenty years down the road… I hope people say, ‘Trevor was a great leader for our team and unselfish and showed me God’s love and pointed me to Christ.'”

Surprisingly, Trevor’s biggest opportunity to represent Jesus came during a game against Central Missouri State where he, as the starter, was benched in the second quarter  because of a poor performance.  His backup stepped in to lead the team to a come-from-behind victory and then gave Trevor credit for the win.  A week before the National Championship I was able to speak with Trevor about that game.

The video above highlights Trevor’s responses.  His responses are specifically related to the Central Missouri game, but they are reflective of his entire career at Northwest.  Trevor takes Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 12 and makes them real for the rest of us.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10: 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, formy power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

T Adams

Image via scores.espn.go.com.

  1. February 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Awesome stuff!

  2. Doc Arnett
    February 24, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Thanks for giving us this view of a true champion!

  3. March 4, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Trevor I served a church near Maryville a few years ago so that is a former home, send me ur email and i will put u on my list and would love to get your posts. river


  4. March 13, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Dear Trevor thank you for following God’shotspot.wordpress.com. You are a true champion and an excellent representative of Christ in God’s Kingdom, God bless you.

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