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About The Speaker
Kurt Warner has enjoyed a great NFL career by any standards, but it was particularly noteworthy for an undrafted free agent. Following his college career at Northern Iowa, Kurt went unselected in the 1994 NFL Draft. He was invited to try out for the Green Bay Packers in 1994, but did not make the team. Kurt then went to work in a grocery store, stocking shelves. When nothing further materialized in the NFL, Kurt joined the Arena League where he played for the Iowa Barnstormers from 1995 to 1997.
In 1998, Kurt signed with the St. Louis Rams. The following year he was named the league's MVP and led the Rams to victory in the Super Bowl. In 2001, he won his second MVP Award and returned to the Super Bowl, this time losing to New England by a score of 20-17. After leaving the Rams in 2003, Kurt played one year with the Giants. In 2005, he joined the Arizona Cardinals and led them to their first Super Bowl in 2008. He remained with the Cardinals until his retirement in 2010.
Kurt’s achievements off the field are equally noteworthy. In 2001, he established First Things First, a charitable foundation whose purpose is to share the Warner’s blessings with less fortunate members of the community. In 2010, he became an analyst for the NFL Network where he can still be seen regularly.
Kurt's story is truly outstanding. His view of life and his Christian faith have been refined by an extraordinary set of experiences. It is a story that you don’t want to miss.