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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. 

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.”