Faith, football, and BBQ drew a crowd of more than 500 men to the Victorville campus site of High Desert Church (HDC).
Special guest speaker for the event, Vernon Fox played in the NFL for eight seasons with formidable teams, including the San Diego Chargers, multiple Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, the Detroit Lions, and the Washington Redskins.
Fox, now an ordained minister, inspirational speaker and coach for Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, Nevada shared his journey with God on and off the football field.
Born in a Christian home and with the natural ability to play sports afforded Vernon a great start in life. By the time he was a junior in high school, he put all his attention into football which in turn gained him the attention of several recruiting colleges.
“Every college that I sent my highlight recruiting film to offered me a full ride scholarship. It’s a funny story, but I like to tell young people so they will shoot high and believe in themselves,” he said.
Vernon knew right away when he arrived at Fresno State that it was the school he wanted to attend. He excelled on and off the field, recognized as an Academic All-American. It was during colle