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Former Eagles Player Speaks at OC Prayer Breakfast

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- In front of a crowd of about 400 people, former Philadelphia Eagles place kicker David Akers on Friday shared his testimony as the special guest speaker at the annual Ocean City Prayer Breakfast.

Akers spoke for about an hour about his days on the football field in the NFL, and his life off the field, and how his faith led him through it all.

"When you're going through things and circumstances you can't control, how do you get through them? Keeping a positive attitude and thinking about eternal thoughts and not temporal thoughts. And understanding that we can't do it alone. We need the body of Christ around us," Akers told WBOC Friday morning.

Friday's event was the 29th year of the annual breakfast, this being the fourth year hosted by the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.  And with Akers at the podium, there were plenty of Eagles fan in attendance, like Becky and Ed Teodozo from Wilmington.  It was their first time attending the breakfast.

"His best friends live down in this area and I've been a huge fan of David Akers for a long time." Becky Teodozo said.  "And, he told Ed that he had to get tickets and come down and we would love to be here for the prayer breakfast."

It was not the first time for Sarge Garlitz and a group from American Legion Post #166.  Garlitz said the annual prayer breakfast was something he looks forward to each new year and the message that each new speaker delivers.

"We get this chance to share this together and its a good way to start the day off, a good way to start a Friday off, and a good way to start the rest of your life off," Garlitz said.

WBOC also asked Akers about the Eagles and his thoughts on their game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. While Akers believes it will certainly be a tough game against Drew Brees, he believes the Eagles can pull off the upset.

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