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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah defensive back Chase Hansen talks with a reporter after practice at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

Chase Hansen, a junior safety for the University of Utah football team, recently talked about his LDS faith, his mission in Brisbane, Australia, and football in a 5-minute video posted on the LDS Institute of Religion Facebook page. The video is the newest "#BecomingU" video released on the page.

When Hansen returned from his mission, he focused on "beating the natural man," he said in the video.

"I didn't want to be the guy who slept in all the time, or just kind of came home and indulged in whatever food or activity he wanted to because there's no more rules," Hansen said. "I wanted to progress, to keep moving forward and stay consistent."

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Participating in LDS Institute has helped Hansen to maintain a healthy balance between football, school and his spiritual life.

"The institute has been a big part of my college experience in general because it has helped me stay balanced, to continue to have Spirit throughout my day-to-day life, to build social connections and really be able to come to a place that allows me to find peace and comfort throughout maybe a hectic week," Hansen said. "The institute has been a huge part of my growing testimony."