Almost immediately after the Seahawks miraculously came back against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game to advance to this past season's Super Bowl, Russell Wilson credited God for "setting it up" and for making the moment "so rewarding, so special."
Now, Wilson is also crediting God for his heartbreaking interception on the 1-yard line that sealed the Super Bowl win for the Patriots and ended the Seahawks' bid for back-to-back championships. While speaking at The Rock Church in San Diego, Wilson claimed that God spoke to him just moments after he tossed the interception and explained why the interception took place.
"The play happens, and they pick the ball off. And I take three steps," Wilson said (via NESN.com). "And on the third step God says to me, 'I'm using you ... I want to see how you respond. But most importantly, I want them to see how you respond.'"
Of course, Malcolm Butler -- the interceptor -- would probably have a different explanation for the interception. While Wilson credited God for "using" him, Butler credited film study and practice, saying that he knew the play was coming before the ball was even snapped.
Wilson's interview at The Rock Church was the same interview in which he claimed that God spoke to him about his relationship with Ciara, which led to the couple's practice of abstinence.