Aaron Kampman Quotes
Aaron Allan Kampman (/?kæmpm?n/; born November 30, 1979) is a former American football defensive end and outside linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Iowa. He was drafted by Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft, and also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars
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Christ was on display early in my childhood. Both my mother and father were living examples of what it meant to live for Christ and have Him be the focal point of decisions, actions, thoughts and words. It was a blessing but not entirely unexpected when very young I also came to the faith.
“All season, we haven't given in to the adversity. (Monday), at times, we gave in to all of the negatives.”
“I think he definitely takes it up another level as far as intensity on the field. We've had some good football coaches here, and they've all had their strengths. One of his strengths is his intensity.”
“I'd be in the air right now. ... But I'm glad it didn't (come to that). There was significant interest (from other teams), but we had the opportunity to stay here and we took advantage of it. I think both sides are very happy.”
“Obviously, the curiosity of the unknown is something you want to investigate. (But) I felt strong enough about this place and the Packers treated me fairly, so I didn't need to explore that. In the end, this is the place that I wanted to be.”
“The reality is we are 0-3. The reality is that we can still be a very good football team. We need to show that on Monday night.”
“I knew all along that they wanted me to have me and they knew that I wanted to be here. It was just a matter of negotiating to get that accomplished. It's a deadline league, and they went all the way to the deadline, but I'm just glad to be here.”
“We didn't win, ... The reality is we're 0-3, we've lost two at Lambeau and we're sick about it.”
I had a tremendous upbringing and foundation but as others like me have experienced, when you go to college, mom and dad are no longer there to help guide. There were some moments in college that really cemented my own convictions and beliefs. It was a real period of growth and maturity in my sanctifying process. I got married in college. That was a tremendous blessing. Four years later, we started having children and that gives you a deeper understanding of the Father's love.
When a lot of athletes get done playing, they end up in some really tough positions. They have a hard time transitioning because their identity is wrapped up in who they are as a player and what they do rather than who they can be in Christ. We desire to help people understand the invitation that God has given each one of us as Christ followers to be a part of this global redemptive story. If you can't give your life to something with meaning and purpose of that magnitude then there's nothing there.
What you learn about yourself is that you continue to see that you're selfish. It's so easy, in our Laodicean culture with all the different things that grab our minds that aren't of eternal value, to let those tentacles wrap themselves around your heart. That's one of the reasons why we love going overseas. It helps us to break free of those things. We've been on all of these trips, but it's easy to slide back into the selfishness of life. That's what we find out about ourselves.
“That was very frustrating. But good play, bad play - you've got to play the next snap. You can't let it bother you.”