NFL quarterback runs to greet Dominican nuns before game in viral video
September 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — To the delight of many, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ran to greet a group of Dominican nuns in the stands before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
The Chargers posted the video on Facebook and in less than 24 hours the 17-second video has been seen more than 100,000 times.
BLESSING YOUR FEED pic.twitter.com/DKbRefmnln— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) September 15, 2019
News of the video quickly reached Rome and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas — better known as the Angelicum — posted it on their Facebook page.
“Yep, my Lions are done,” joked one football fan on Facebook. “The guy has God on his side!”
Philip Rivers is a devout Catholic and his wife Tiffany, who was his junior high school sweetheart, is a convert to the faith.
Rivers and his wife have nine children — seven girls and two boys: Halle, Caroline, Clare, Grace, Gunner, Peter, Rebecca, Sarah Catherine, and six-month-old Anna.
The Rivers grew up in Alabama and married in 2001 when Rivers was a sophomore at North Carolina State. He was the fourth overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.
After the Chargers lost 13-10 in Detroit, a Los Angeles fan said of the Dominicans, “I think they were praying for the lions.”