Indianapolis Colts’ Khari Willis announced his retirement on June 15 on Instagram. He was a fourth-round draft pick and played in 39 games over three seasons. The Colts organization, in a statement, wished him well and thanked him for his years with the team.
Willis’s announcement comes after what he described as “much prayer and deliberation.” The retirement is surprising considering how much money he is leaving on the table. He was entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract and, as the starting strong safety for the Colts, was probably due for a significant raise. Willis has decided to give up that possibility to answer God’s call.
Willis says he is devoting the rest of his life to “the further advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” It is unknown at this time what shape that ministry will take, but the now-former-Colt attended Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Jackson, Michigan. Dare we to hope that he will become a priest? Please pray for this man.
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