A Walk in Our Cleats is an exciting, inside look at 25 notable NFL players and their faith journeys. Each player has faced unique circumstances in staying fit, pursuing their dreams, and getting to play in the NFL, but all have one thing in common: the power of Jesus Christ in their lives.

A Walk in Our Cleats, 25 Athletes Who Never Gave Up is an inspiring, genuine, real-time read with photographs that will appeal to American football fans everywhere. Featuring an eye-catching four-color interior, readers will be drawn in by the short, personal entries written by each player. Fans can jump in at any point in the book to browse photos and pick up inspiration from each NFL player’s unique perspective on God’s amazing grace. Each player entry includes a relevant message, their favorite Scripture passages, and an encouraging life application to encourage and motivate you in your own faith journey.

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On Sale December 18, 2018


Decorated and popular NFL players included in A Walk in Our Cleats are:

Steven Johnson Jr. Ben Roethlisberger Manny Ramirez Miles Killebrew Chris Harris Jr. David Bass Lorenzo Alexander Tyson Alualu Jordan Matthews Shamarko Thomas Matthew Slater Chris Clark Don Carey Arthur Moats Derrick Morgan Benjamin Watson Will Johnson Alfred Morris Wesley Woodyard Ryan Shazier Charles Johnson Brandon Marshall Tyler Patmon Morgan Cox Ben Garland

"I was used to doing things the hard way."

Johnson, Jr.

Linebacker/Special Teams

"My greatest honor is to be called a follower of Jesus Christ."



"I didn't have to earn God's grace - or even my place in the Watson family"


Tight End

"It's about using this platform to lead someone else to Christ."


Wide Receiver

"I learned that I needed to stay strong in the Lord and faithful to Him."



"My faith has been my saving grace throughout my football career."


Running Back

"That near-death experience made me realize I lacked something in my life."


Offensive Lineman/Center

"I realized that I had put football first in my life instead of placing God on the throne."


Wide Receiver

"No matter what you are going through, God has a plan for you."



"My purpose goes beyond the field. I live to follow Christ and love others."


Wide Receiver

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About the Authors


Steven Johnson, Jr.

Steven Johnson Jr. is an American football linebacker who has played seven seasons in the National Football League. He is also the CEO and founder of the Faith Motivated Foundation, a charity designed to empower youth by demonstrating how to set and achieve goals while also seeking to educate and model a healthy lifestyle by motivating good choices through Christ. Steven has overcome insurmountable odds his entire life. He is the definition of diligence, patience, and perseverance. Check out the Faith Motivated Foundation at


Paul Cartwright

Paul Cartwright and his wife, Fay, are co-owners of Sports Celebrity Marketing, S.C.M. Inc. As sports fans and believers in Jesus Christ, this book became an exciting family undertaking. Paul was honored to write about the grace that God has given to these elite athletes to use their sport as a platform. Sports Celebrity Marketing, S.C.M. Inc. is a full-service sports agency doing business in both the United States and Canada. Its roster includes personalities from all major sports, including baseball, hockey, football, and more.


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