FOX Sports announcer Gus Johnson broadcasted a staggering detail concerning the very life of an Ohio State running back ahead of their game against Michigan Saturday. Without warning, Johnson revealed that star player J.K. Dobbins was almost aborted, before his mother changed her mind and decided to keep him.
“J.K. Dobbins’ mom Maya became pregnant when she was 18 years old,” Johnson said, according to LiveAction News. “She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby, but changed her mind.”
As the cameras panned across to Dobbins, Johnson added: “That baby turned out to be that young man, J.K. Dobbins, who she calls her miracle baby.”
“All Glory to God,” Dobbins wrote on Twitter.
Dobbins’ testimony of a life, Live Action writes, will hopefully “save more lives than anyone might have imagined.”
As for the game itself, Ohio comfortably defeated Michigan, with Dobbins himself being heralded as the standout player.
He finished Saturday’s rivalry game with 31 carries for a career-high 211 yards and four touchdowns, while adding two catches for 49 yards. With an incredible 33-yard touchdown run in the middle of the fourth quarter, he notched his first career four-touchdown game.”
As the Ohio State versus Michigan game was the second-most watched game of the college football season, Johnson’s comment drew praise from pro-life activists.
The pro-life advocacy group March for Life, which organizes the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., tweeted that Dobbins’ story is proof that “[e]very child deserves the chance to reach their full potential.”