Eleven-time Consecutive Pro-Bowl Player and 1998 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee
Anthony Munoz Bio
Anthony Munoz was the first round NFL draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1980. The offensive lineman was the third pick in the draft. Over the next thirteen years, Munoz would be selected to the Pro Bowl for eleven consecutive years, become a member of the 80's All-Decade team and the 75th anniversary All-NFL team.
Munoz was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year and incredible eight times and played in two Super Bowls. In 1998, Munoz was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Anthony Munoz now devotes his time to giving back to the community. He has spoken to christian and secular audiences all across the country.
Anthony is currently contributing as an analyst for ESPN's NFL coverage.
So many things in my life, in my roles as father, husband and pro athlete need a commitment, but when I get into the Work I really see what commitment is all about. I see how God wants me to live my life and what he wants me to do in life.
To me commitment is summed up in Colossians 3:23 where it says whatever we do, do it with all you heart. It doesn't say some of the things we do; it doesn't say half-heartedly, but I say in everything we do, do it with all you heart and for the Lord, not for man.
My plan was go to college injury free, graduate and then play in the NFL, but with those injuries, it was tough getting back mentally and physically. Sometimes when I would get back to the apartment, De De and I would just weep and weep and say 'what's going on here?'
But those times brought me closer to the Lord and strengthened my faith in him because we believed if it didn't work out in football, then it was going to work out in life. I learned as a young Christian that everything is not going to be just great all the time, but when we walk with Christ, he helps us through those tough times. And those tough times allow us to grow stronger in our faith.