Dwight Stephenson Delivers Keynote Speech at Southern Alabama Fellowhip of Christian Athletes Banquet

FAIRHOPE, AL. — Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and Crimson Tide center, Dwight Stephenson, was named the keynote speaker at the Southern Alabama Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Play To Win Banquet on Friday night, March 20, 2015, “to talk about FCA and share what Jesus has meant in my life.” He also got to swap stories about Bear Bryant with other former Alabama football players. Source: AL.com.

Photo shows retired Dolphins offensive lineman and former Crimson Tide center, Dwight Stephenson, speaking in a one on one interview on Hall of Famer Fridays in June 2014.

Stephenson, who played at Alabama from 1977 through 1979 before joining the Miami Dolphins, told the gathering God had guided his life in such a way that the right people did the right thing at the right time, using his mother, other Alabama players and coaches Paul “Bear” Bryant and Don Shula as examples.

Stephenson said when he got to Alabama as an undersized center, he “really didn’t know if I could play or not.”

“I got a chance to watch guys like Gus White, Johnny Davis, Ozzie Newsome, guys like that,” Stephenson said. “And I said, ‘What makes those guys special?’ They had talent, but they also worked harder than most people out there on the football field. They were dedicated. They were willing to make the sacrifices in order to be successful. And I said, ‘You know what? I’m willing to do all those things.’ God blessed me to be able to go there and see what it took to be successful, and I was able to incorporate some of that into my game, what I was trying to do there at the University of Alabama….”I’ve always been fortunate to have good people around me at the right times.”

“I think one thing that we all have in common,” Stephenson added, “is God is first and foremost in our lives.”

Watch Dwight Stephenson speaking on Hall of Famer Fridays in June 2014

Dwight Stephenson is a retired Dolphins offensive lineman and former Crimson Tide center. He played for the Miami Dolphins from 1980 to 1987, when his left knee sustained an injury in a play involving New York Jets Marty Lyons and Joe Klecko. He was the starting center in the last two Dolphin Super Bowl appearances: Super Bowl XIX and Super Bowl XVII. In 1985, Dwight was the recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. On December 12, 1994 he was added to the The Miami Dolphin Honor Roll. Despite the brevity of his career, in 1999, he was ranked number 84 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

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