The Milwaukee native combines faith and football

Demetra Morgan is perhaps the ultimate Sunday warrior. His job is to bring God and football together.

“I think I get energy from the end result. Knowing what it’s going to look like when it’s all done. Knowing that I was instrumental and instrumental in making it happen,” Morgan said.

The Milwaukee native, who now lives in Atlanta, is a project manager with the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, an NFL-sanctioned event that airs the day before the Super Bowl.

The show brings together an array of talent, from athletes to singers, and gives people a chance to hear many of their idols off the pitch.

This year’s Gospel Celebration honors Deion Sanders for his impact on sports at historically black colleges and universities.

Morgan’s fascination with faith and football began in Milwaukee, as it has for many in the state who support Green Bay.

“We woke up, went to church, and sometimes we stayed in church all day,” she said. “And after church was eating food and sitting in front of the TV and watching the Packers.”

It was tough, Morgan said, to see Green Bay fall so early in their playoff run this year.

“We were like football during the New England Superbowl. We were deflated,” Morgan said.

But for Morgan, unlike most other Packers fans, the journey to the Super Bowl this year didn’t end with that terrible loss to San Francisco.

She’s in LA, celebrating the Gospel, and she’s packed a suitcase full of Packers gear to wear even though Aaron Rodgers and his team won’t be taking the field.

Outside of work, she also volunteers with the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee.

“I tell people all the time, for Super Bowl week, I’m not sleeping,” Morgan said.

For five to six hours a day, she greets football fans at LAX and offers them information on Super Bowl-related activities.

“My mantra in life is to help as many people as possible,” Morgan said. “God has been extremely good to me and has blessed me tremendously.”

Volunteer work is also an opportunity to tell people about celebrating the gospel. And when it comes to the Super Bowl, don’t ask him for a pick.

“I don’t have a second team. I don’t have a dog in the fight. I don’t care who wins because my team doesn’t play,” Morgan said.

The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. CST, and 11 p.m. CST. You can find out how to watch on their website.

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