The Katie Britt for Senate campaign announced on Friday that evangelist and former University of Alabama star running back Siran Stacy endorsed Britt’s campaign.

Stacy was born in Geneva, Alabama and, like Britt, is a native of the Wiregrass. He was an All-American player for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and went on to play in the NFL and NFL Europe, where he was league MVP.

Stacy’s wife and four of his children were killed in an automobile accident Nov. 19, 2007. Stacy is an ordained minister and travels the globe preaching about Jesus Christ. Stacy’s ministry has impacted countless lives and made a profound impact.

After referencing his career in both football and ministry, Stacy stated in a video statement, “I want to speak to you about a different playing field. This playing field makes critical decisions impacting our neighborhoods, our communities, our overall culture itself. Now, right now, in Washington, D.C., there’s a cry for authentic leadership. This is why I’m supporting Katie Britt. Katie Britt is a person that is purposeful, she’s someone with passion, she’s someone that’s a fighter. She’s a loving wife, an incredible mother. She’s exactly what America needs right now. Will you join me in supporting Katie Britt for the next United States Senator from the great state of Alabama the Beautiful? I pray that you will. May God bless you. And Roll Tide – and War Eagle!”

“I am grateful and humbled to have Siran’s support,” said Britt. “What he does every day is the most important work out there – sharing his testimony and leading others to share in the gift of salvation through our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the U.S. Senate, I will always fight for our religious liberties and defend our Christian conservative values. Together, we will save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children.”

Britt is an attorney, a former chief of staff for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) and a former CEO of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law.

Lillie Boddie, Britt, Mo Brooks, Karla Dupriest, Mike Durant, and Jake Schafer are all running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the May 24 primary election.

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