Thanks, Vai. You did it again. Wonderful article about a good man.
What a wonderful article and tribute. Todd and Vai certainly break the mold as
Thanks for sharing, Vai
It's amazing how we watch and admire the athletic prowess of a person like
Todd Christensen. And yet, we know so little about the other facets of his life.
Thanks for sharing Vai. Todd will certainly be missed. God bless his family.
I will never forget Todd's elder quorum lessons when I was a young returned
missionary in the El Segundo ward that Todd attended while playing for the
Raiders. He would quote Kierkegaard and Nietzsche and many other philosophers as
if they were the multiplication tables or the alphabet. This he did while
bearing powerful testimony. I have to admit, because of my limited education at
the time, it made it very difficult for me (and most of the rest of the
elder's quorum) to understand, but we still could understand the spirit
that bore witness of what he was saying. My association with the
Christensen's changed the way that I viewed myself. He made me realize
that just because one was a great athlete and a physically imposing individual,
it didn't mean that you couldn't be an intelligent, well read,
articulate person. Because of his example, I sought to become well read. I even
took a class in nihilism ;>)I am thankful for Todd's
temporally short mentoring in my life, but his everlasting influence in my life
A wonderful, uplifting, encouraging and spiritual tribute to a GOOD man by a
GOOD man. Thank you, Val for a well expressed article about a well balanced
Vai, how do you feel about Todd not being in the NFL Hall of Fame?
Thank you, Vai. A great tribute to a BYU player who inspired all Cougar fans as
well as many, many others who can see through uniform color. He was a great man
who put first things first. I loved watching him as a player and broadcaster.
But more than anything, I'm so grateful for his example as a man, a husband
and a father. This is where he was best. Prayers to his family.
Todd Christensen is the brightest and most confident player to ever put on an
NFL uniform... His mastery of the English Language was impressive and his self
confidence was an example to all... From this fan's perspective, Todd
Christensen was an outstanding Human Being.
Great article.Todd wasn't just a man's man, he was a good
Todd was always one of my favorite BYU and NFL players. He played with passion
and it was fun to watch him over the years. I also liked his broadcast career in
College Football. He was articulate and open with his cometary. I saw Todd at
Golds Gym in American Fork for years ...often times helping those in wheel
chairs or other disabilities. Todd was a great father and I'm certain it
will take some time for his family to heal from his great loss...but healing
always comes through the Savior.