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Brock Huard's Above & Beyond: The Intersection of Faith and Sports

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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 ab...Show More
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Steve Zakuani: True Forgiveness

50:10 | Dec 14th, 2018

Steve Zakuani was the first-ever draft pick selected by the Seattle Sounders FC, but his path to MLS stardom was one that can't be described as traditional. Through traumatic injury, hopelessness and despair came a Faith that inspired Steve to accomp...Show More
Shaun Alexander: Faith Over Fame

55:07 | Nov 21st, 2018

NFL MVP. Alabama's all-time single game rushing record. 3 time Pro Bowler, 2 time All-Pro. With a list of accomplishments this long, former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander has every right to boast in his abilities--instead, Alexander points to ...Show More
Herm Edwards: Living Faith Out Loud

38:23 | Oct 30th, 2018

From pro-player to NFL head coach to ESPN and back to college coaching, Herm Edwards is one of the most recognizable coaches in the sports landscape today. While many may know him from his impassioned speeches, it’s his Faith that drives Edwards to s...Show More
Dabo Swinney: Dreaming Beyond Your Circumstances

45:57 | Sep 25th, 2018

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney is one of the game's most successful coaches today, but it wasn't because he was handed everything on a silver platter. Swinney learned to persevere through adversities in his home growing up and his walk-on c...Show More
Gus Malzahn: Faith Fueled Coaching

40:13 | Aug 28th, 2018

As the head coach of Auburn University Football, Gus Malzahn understands the pressure of winning as much as anyone. Through a revival in his Faith, Malzahn has learned to live out his life's calling authentically--even when that means doing things di...Show More
Ben Malcolmson: "Walk On"

45:11 | Aug 10th, 2018

After quitting football in 5th grade, Ben Malcolmson believed his life journey would lead to a career in journalism. After discovering a deep and personal Faith, Ben's journey took a left turn that put him onto the #1 nationally ranked USC football t...Show More
Seahawks Chaplain Judah Smith: Living Out Faith with Athletes

39:09 | Jul 13th, 2018

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 athlet...Show More
Jeff Kemp: Handling Life's Blitzes

49:10 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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 ...Show More
Learning to Dream: Nelson Cruz / Compassion International in El Salvador

40:25 | Jun 7th, 2018

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 he...Show More
Luke Ridnour: Learning Trust

45:53 | May 25th, 2018

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 p...Show More
Dan Wilson: Living in the Tension

44:41 | May 11th, 2018

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...
Faith, Family and Football: The Story of Jake Locker

53:47 | Apr 26th, 2018

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...
Faith Under Fire with Sam and Christian Ponder

1:04:54 | Oct 19th, 2017

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...
Clint Gresham: From the Inside Out

54:13 | Oct 3rd, 2017

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...
Tyler Lockett: Walking in His Prime

34:49 | Sep 19th, 2017

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.
Team Chaplains: Shepherds of Professional Athletes

51:01 | Sep 6th, 2017

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 an...Show More
Selfish to Selfless with Ryan Leaf

1:00:26 | Aug 22nd, 2017

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...
Jim Zorn: Learning Humility Through Relationship

1:00:38 | Aug 8th, 2017

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...
Walking in The Word with Steve Cishek

32:39 | Jul 25th, 2017

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 th...Show More
Brock's Journey - Part 2

32:12 | Jul 11th, 2017

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...
Brock's Journey - Part 1

49:03 | Jul 6th, 2017

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 si...Show More
Trust with Alvin Davis

46:37 | Jun 20th, 2017

"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...
Forgiveness with Steve Largent

43:01 | Jun 6th, 2017

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,...
"Go For It!" with Rocky Seto

44:23 | May 23rd, 2017

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...
Jon Kitna: Transparency through Transformation

48:25 | May 9th, 2017

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...
Make Things Better with Tony Dungy

41:44 | Apr 25th, 2017

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 thi...Show More
Authenticity with Matt Hasselbeck

41:36 | Apr 13th, 2017

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...
Above and Beyond Trailer

01:15 | Mar 17th, 2017

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...Show More