Brock Huard's Above & Beyond: The Intersection of Faith and Sports
By KIRO Seattle
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Too often an athlete’s faith is limited to a soundbite. On Above & Beyond, former Seattle Seahawks quarterback and 710 ESPN Seattle host Brock Huard talks one-on-one about trials and triumphs, struggles and perseverance. Listen to intimate stories about how champions dealt with their greatest professional adversities. It’s stories of faith beyond just a sound bite. Every two weeks.
||CleanSeahawks Chaplain Judah Smith: Living Out Faith with Athletes||As a seventh-generation pastor, Judah Smith has developed a wide variety of relationships built on a shared faith. As the chaplain of the Seattle Seahawks, Pastor Judah joins Brock Huard to talk about some of the unique challenges professional athlete experience due to the pressures of their job, the expectations of fans & coaches, and the barriers that arise as they seek to understand their faith. Pastor Judah also explores how the role of being a chaplain has sharpened him as a pastor and provided more perspective on the difficulty many athletes have with being vulnerable.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Kemp: Handling Life's Blitzes||Former Seahawks quarterback Jeff Kemp looks back on his 11 year NFL career and the constant tension he lived in as a professional between the need to achieve in the eyes of his coaches while finding his self-worth through his faith. Kemp shares what it was like to grow up with his father as an NFL star, how he persevered through his lengthy career despite basically never entering a season as the favorite to be the starter, and how his marriage gave him the courage he needed to embrace his faith through professional adversity.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning to Dream: Nelson Cruz / Compassion International in El Salvador||Brock Huard and his family have sponsored Yessica through Compassion International for 7 years, and in May, the Huard family finally got the chance to meet her in El Salvador. Brock shares what it was like to see Compassion's impact on Yessica and her community while spending time with her family and touring their projects in El Salvador. In the second part of this episode, Brock sits down with Mariners' slugger Nelson Cruz to discuss his upbringing in the Dominican Republic. From having to create his own toys out of branches and plastic bottles to working in his uncle's auto shop at the age of 8 to living on his own at 17 to pursue his dreams in baseball, Cruz details how his faith gave him the peace and confidence to dream big and accomplish things he couldn't have imagined were possible.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLuke Ridnour: Learning Trust||As a kid growing up in Blaine, WA, Luke Ridnour was all about basketball since he can remember. Whether it was waking up at 5:00 AM as a 10-year-old to practice in his driveway or traveling the country with his AAU team, Luke's drive to be the best player he could be took him to the height of the basketball world as a teenager. As he began to see the damaging impact of idolizing his own athletic success, Luke realized that he needed more than just the game to find meaning in his life. With a renewed commitment to his faith, Luke regained his purpose on and off the court. Adversity would continue to come for Luke and his family, but the faith journey he was on led him to one constant conclusion throughout his career: trusting your faith conviction gives you the strength to persevere.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Wilson: Living in the Tension||Mariners Hall of Fame catcher Dan "The Man" Wilson has caught more games than anyone in team history and has the highest fielding percentage of any AL catcher ever - the sixth highest in baseball history! On this episode of Above & Beyond, Brock...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaith, Family and Football: The Story of Jake Locker||Jake Locker was the definition of hometown hero: the quarterback of the 2005 Washington State high school champions at Ferndale High, who then chose to stay local and play at the University of Washington. His reputation as a good-natured, humble...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaith Under Fire with Sam and Christian Ponder||For the final episode of Season 1, Brock (and his wife Molly!) welcome Sam and Christian Ponder to Above & Beyond. Sam has been in the news this week for standing up against some horrible comments made about her online. She shares why she felt...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClint Gresham: From the Inside Out||Super Bowl champ Clint Gresham spent 6 years in the NFL where he dealt with inadequacy, insecurity, and brokenness. On the second-to-last episode of Season 1, the first long snapper ever to be drafted in the 1st round talks to Brock - who cheered...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTyler Lockett: Walking in His Prime||At 24, Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks Tyler Lockett seems to have access to everything success has to offer - the money, fame, women, hype - but has decided to publically walk out his faith in front of us all.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeam Chaplains: Shepherds of Professional Athletes||Faith in sports is not limited to just players and coaches; Episode 12 takes a look into the spiritual support system behind athletes in professional sports. Seattle Storm chaplain Nancy Cahill and Tim Gaydos, chaplain of both the Seattle Mariners and...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelfish to Selfless with Ryan Leaf||On what might be the most raw and vulnerable Above & Beyond yet, Brock's former adversary and one of football's greatest cautionary tales Ryan Leaf shares his story. And what a story it is... Arguably the best QB to come out of WSU, and one of the...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Zorn: Learning Humility Through Relationship||Whether you know him as the Seattle Seahawks first QB or the head coach of the Washington Redskins, you're about to get to know Jim Zorn like you never have before. Brock says Jim was one of the first coaches to show him what it meant to be a...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalking in The Word with Steve Cishek||Brock welcomes his first active player on the podcast: Seattle Mariners Pitcher Steve Cishek! In their first meeting together, Steve tells Brock about not hearing the Gospel until college, being called out by other major league players to live out the...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrock's Journey - Part 2||Brock's own faith and sports journey concludes on this episode of Above & Beyond. Part 2 picks up as Brock is drafted in the 3rd round by the Seattle Seahawks, follows him through his NFL career, and into the very public world of professional...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrock's Journey - Part 1||The most common question we get from listeners is "When will Brock share his story?" The answer: Right now! From early childhood through his days as a quarterback, Brock takes us along his journey of faith and sports and how it intersects with the six...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust with Alvin Davis||"Mr. Mariner" Alvin Davis joins Brock on this intimate episode of Above & Beyond. From growing up with a deep faith & sports heritage, to losing his brother and father at a young age, Alvin has had an incredible journey: one marked by a trust...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForgiveness with Steve Largent||When Brock was a child, Steve Largent was one of his biggest heroes. And Brock is certainly not alone. On this week's Above & Beyond, one of the NFL's most beloved players on and off the field shares his story about growing up in a broken home,...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Go For It!" with Rocky Seto||Rocky Seto had his dream job: working with Pete Carroll as the Assistant Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks. But last January, he walked away from it all to pursue full-time ministry. Why did a man who once hid in a USC hallway to stage an...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJon Kitna: Transparency through Transformation||An NFL quarterback for 15 years, Jon Kitna didn't hear the Gospel until he was 21. His teenage years were marred by alcoholism, pride, theft, and cheating. So what put this broken man on a new path? On this episode of Above & Beyond, Brock talks...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Things Better with Tony Dungy||Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy is one of the most outspoken men of faith in the NFL. From being kicked out of games for fighting in his youth, to dealing with racism, to the tragic loss of his son James, Coach Dungy has faced hardships. So how did this...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAuthenticity with Matt Hasselbeck||On the first episode of Above & Beyond, Brock sits down with friend and former Seahawks teammate QB Matt Hasselbeck. From growing up with Christian parents to spending time at Green Bay with Reggie White to running away from baptism, Matt shares...||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbove and Beyond Trailer||Hear athletes' personal stories of faith not edited down to a sound bite. Each episode of Above and Beyond is an intimate, one-on-one conversation lead by former Seattle Seahawks QB and 710 ESPN Seattle host Brock Huard. Real stories of how champions...||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
More than sports
I'm looking forward to each broadcast because Brock will keep in 100% real. This will make a difference in young men and woman's lives.
Brock is solid!
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Use the platform!
Looking forward to stories that share the passion of faith through the platform of sports! God gives each of us a platform to share His Good News - this will be awesome!