NFL Quarterback Philip Rivers Greets Line of Dominican Sisters Before Game in Viral Video

Diocese of Lansing, YouTube

This is amazing!

Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers was a powerful witness of the Catholic faith as he greeted several Dominican sisters at the Sept. 15 game against the Detroit Lions.

The husband and father of nine children ran from the field, shaking several hands of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is notorious for being a devout Catholic, and is unafraid to show it.

The Los Angeles Chargers posted the video to their twitter account with the caption, “BLESSING YOUR FEED.” So far, it has generated more than 1.5 million views.

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According to a Diocese of Lansing, Mich. news release, Rivers is “an old friend of the order.” The sisters gave him the St. Dominic Award in 2015 at an event honoring Spiritus Sanctus Academy.

“The Sisters were grateful to attend the game,” spokesperson for the order Monica Fitzgibbons said. “Philip Rivers is a devout Catholic, man of virtue, and a leader on and off the football field.”

The post generated more than 3,000 comments!

Here’s what some people said:

ESPN reposted the Chargers’ video with the caption, “Philip Rivers really doing whatever he can to help his team win. 😅”

One Peter Five founder Steve Skojec responded, “He’s a Catholic with 9 kids. What do you think he’s gonna do?”

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Another user commented on the original Chargers’ post, saying, “He is a devout Catholic, and a true role model to many people. It would not surprise me if he bought them all tickets.”

Another user said, “God bless the @DSMMEVocations.”

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This user added, “He knows where to go for his Hail Mary. 😀”

How awesome! What an amazing Catholic witness! 🙌

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