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1 on 1 with Devin McCourty

Shamiel Gary
February 4, 2019

Q: When did you decide to give your life to Christ?

A: I grew up in the church. I was baptized when I was 9, but I would say April 2014 is when I really gave my life to Christ and started getting into the word more.

Q: How do you try to improve?

A: Everyday I try to read some scriptures from the bible and input them into my life. I look to improve in every aspect including being a father, husband, friend, man, etc.

Q: What do you struggle with?

A: I struggle with, I think the everyday stresses of being a man. Whether it be temptation or doing my job for the lord and not earthly reasons. Also staying grounded in faith and not focusing on what’s going on around me

Q: Who do you look up to?

A: I look up to Mathew Slater, Nate Solder, and my team Chaplin Jack Easterby

Q: Any trial that you would like to share?

A: I wouldn’t call this a trial, but one huge step for me was marriage. Growing up, marriage didn’t mean much to me. I didn’t have many examples of a good marriage that I could learn from. Premarital counseling taught me how to view marriage through the lord’s eyes. It opened me up and enabled me to learn how to love my wife on another level

Q: What advice would you give to young athletes?

A: Advice I would give to young athletes, is don’t fear getting to know the lord. Don’t let the idea of not feeling worthy hold you back because no one is worthy. Feeling unworthy held me back for a while. Second, I would say try to find spiritual leaders who can help you in your daily life.

Q: Is there a motto or principle that you live by?

A: I don’t really live by any motto other than “take it one day at a time and learn from each day”.

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: If I had to pick it would be blue. I don’t really have one to be honest.

Q: What do you do on your off time?

A: I recently had my first child, so the off time I do have is dedicated to my daughter.

Q: What was the best movie you seen this year?

A: I watched Fences, it was released in 2016. It was the best movie I’ve seen in a couple years.

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