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Sharing about one’s own faith doesn’t come naturally for most but six members of the Nebraska Husker football team felt right at home here Saturday sharing about their relationship with Christ during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Husker Tour 2010. The event drew more than 100 people from throughout the area. To get the morning started off, the players joined with anyone who wanted to participate in a friendly game of football. Above, one of the teams gathers in a huddle before breaking out to play. Freshman running back Rex Burkhead of Plano, Texas, top left, said he grew up in a Christian home but it wasn’t until he attended a retreat that he really found God and that he learns and grows in Christ daily. He said it was the Christian influence displayed by other Huskers, such as his teammate, running back Roy Helu, Jr., that helped him decide Nebraska was the place for him. After Burkhead broke his foot early in this past season, he said he struggled emotionally but it was his reliance on Christ that saw him through and enabled him to heal and return late in the season. Junior safety Eric Haag, bottom left, said his faith plays a big role in his daily life and that by accepting Christ and growing in him changes a person from the inside out. Both Helu, below left, and Mathew May, below right, suffered injuries during the season. May’s injuries limited his playing time to speciality teams after what Helu said looked to be a promising season for May, calling him the team’s best linebacker going into the fall. Helu urged people to let God’s word change them by making a daily commitment in their relationship with God. Through FCA, May said he’s been able to better understand God’s grace and his relationship with him. May said he saw his injuries as a test of his faith and that he believes God will take care of him and that it’s all part of God’s plan. (Republican photos)