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From the Vault: Signed Football from 1975

October 23, 2018

This month, we are celebrating the chilly fall season by pulling a special artifact from the vault – a football!

This football was given to Billy Graham in 1975 during his second Jackson, Mississippi Crusade. Several players who were members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes gave him this football that read “Teammates for Christ,” a true celebration of Mr. Graham’s efforts to partner with his fellow Christians to win others to Jesus. It is signed by many notable football players, some of who are highlighted in the video below. Watch this video to find out why Jackson, Mississippi was so important to Mr. Graham and his ministry.

See more artifacts from the vault here.


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