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Former pro quarterback to speak at South Luverne Baptist

Retired professional football player Brodie Croyle will discuss his journey from athlete to associate executive director of a children’s home Sunday at SLBC. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Retired professional football player Brodie Croyle will discuss his journey from athlete to associate executive director of a children’s home Sunday at SLBC.
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Former Kansas City Chiefs and University of Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle will speak at South Luverne Baptist Church this Sunday, May 3.

Croyle led the Crimson Tide to a 10-2 record and a 13-10 victory over Texas Tech in the 2005 Cotton Bowl Classic, where he shared the game’s Most Valuable Player honors with teammate DeMeco Ryans.

According to Croyle, his 2,499 passing yards were the highest single-season total in Alabama’s school history.

He was draftedFAITH mug Brodie_Croyle_280_350 to the Chiefs in 2006 and ended an injury-plagued career in 2012.

Croyle is now the associate executive director of Big Oak Ranch, a Christian home for children he and his family run. All of the children helped at the ranch have been physically, emotionally, verbally and/or mentally abused and were referred to the home.

The ranch has three locations in Northeast Alabama, including a Christian school in Croyle’s native Rainbow City.

Croyle is expected to start at 10:55 a.m.

For more information, call 334-335-6850 or visit www.bigoak.org.