As a free agent in 1998, he joined the Jets where he finished his career in 2006 due to a career-ending knee injury.
He retired as the fourth leading rusher in NFL history.
Afterwards we wrapped ourselves in scarves and hats, raincoats and boots, and headed for the water.
We ambled along for the rest of the morning under the vast gray sky that stretches from the tree tops of Lincoln Park out over Puget Sound.
Curtis Martin, kneeling at center, prepares to take Communion during a noontime Mass on Wednesday at the Genesee offices of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Professor Edward Sri said he still remembers the first time he met Curtis Martin in a hallway at graduate school in Kansas almost 20 years ago.
John Paul II’s encyclicals and whatever else came up, sometimes over midnight coffee.Before I married my husband we settled on which church we would attend together and when we moved to Seattle almost eleven years ago, priority one was to find a church. And our current church has been home to us in ways that none of the others have ever been. We love our pastors and we love the people who walk through the doors every week.We love serving communion; holding up the bread, “” We became parents in this church; the pastors singing the benediction over our babies when they were just hours old.The Steubenville campus was a fertile environment for spiritual growth, study and Christian friendship.This group of friends helped each other discover truths of the Faith and brainstormed about ways to share them at a time when many other Franciscan students were doing the same. And when you went on campus, you realized intuitively there were opportunities for us.” The friends were like-minded but not alike; some were in their 20s, others were moving into a second career; some were married, others were single.And it’s critical for a church shaken by clergy sex abuse and coverups of the past few decades.“Out of the ashes of this terrible scandal that rocked the Church, men are entering seminaries who are men of faith and action, who are entering for all the right reasons,” Martin said.“Steubenville acted like an evangelical Catholic magnet,” said Jeff Cavins, creator of the Great Adventure Bible Study Program. Former members of Protestant churches shared experiences with cradle Catholics.“In the vortex, it really was greater than the sum of the human parts, not reducible to one person,” said Hahn, who is the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, chair of biblical theology and the New Evangelization at the university as well as a speaker and author. Discussions started in the classroom but often didn’t end there.“They are part of a tremendous renewal within the Church.” While baby boomers were disillusioned and leaving the Church for myriad reasons, Martin saw “a hunger and an openness among young people to learn about Catholicism.” “Their parents are scandalized,” he said. “I spent all my time pursuing fun because I believed the lie that fun leads to happiness.“But young people look at the saints, not the sinners. God tells us that goodness leads to happiness.” By the time Martin went to college, he felt increasing tension and hostility toward religion.