At Saturday's (Feb. 1) 21st Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, brother Quincy (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Quinnen (New York Jets) were honored with the 2020 Faith In Action award.
Taking the stage for the well-deserved accolade, the brothers started off their speech thanking God and the American Cancer Society. The brothers also saluted their grandmother and father while Quinnen was sure to thank the Young Money family for their support as well. In addition to being outstanding athletes on the field, the Williams brothers are also American Cancer Society ambassadors, which they pointed out in honor of their late mother for the speech.
As we reflect on their exceptional work as two of the youngest exemplars of their football communities, here five facts to know about the Faith In Action recipients:
Thanks to their family, the brothers have a longstanding relationship with the Lord. Quinnen and Quincy grew up in a church family and attended service regularly.
The loss of their mother inspired their decision to become more knowledgeable about the types of breast cancer and involved with informing underserved Black communities of the disease.
As the two oldest brothers, they push their younger siblings to excel in their respective passions.
Quincy attended Murray State University while Quinnen started his college football career at the University of Alabama. The brothers went on to sign pro contracts with the NFL on two separate teams.
The brothers were sure to champion the American Cancer Society for arming them with resources to serve communities through their advocacy. Quincy informed everyone on how to get their proper screening and specifically encouraged women of color to pursue this in honor of their late mother.
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