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What a team — football and Jesus

What a team — football and Jesus

Last month, on a febrile afternoon before practice, the defensive coach of the Villa Rica Wildcats and 18 of his football players were baptized in a stock trough on the Villa Rica High School football field in Villa Rica, Ga. They filled the trough with a garden hose and let Pastor Kevin Williams of the First Baptist Church push their heads backward under the water. This was not unprecedented: In 2012, wideout DeAndre "Nuk" Hopkins, now of the Houston Texans, was baptized on Clemson University's 50-yard line. The Freedom From Religion Foundation objected, but nothing was done. Clemson's head coach, Dabo Swinney, likes to say, "I'm a Christian. If you have a problem with...

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