University of Miami Football Coach Mark Richt had personalized Bibles made for every one of his players and staff

UM coach surprises his players with an unexpected gift

Richt gave every player a Bible, and the coach personalized it by putting the player’s name on the cover of the copy that player received.  Receiver Braxton Berrios said Richt told the players that reading it is “optional.”  “This speaks volumes to the type of coach we have,” Berrios said. 

Faith is a big part of Richt’s life.

Asked in July how much he has used faith to create unity in the team, Richt said: “Yeah, well, everybody has a belief system. Everybody looks at life through a certain filter. I happen to be a Christian. That's just what I am. I'm not using it. I think we need to be true to who we are, what we believe.

“I'm not trying to make anybody believe anything I believe. I just want to do things in a way that I think God would be pleased with me. That's my goal on a daily basis.

“In doing that, I know if I do that, I'm blessing the players I'm in charge of. We'll be doing things right in recruiting. We'll be working our tails off.

“So I don't think much about it. I'm not trying to use anything. I'm just trying to be who I am.”

Reported by Miami Herald

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