Chris Reis is a loyal follower of Christ, devoted husband and father, author, inspirational speaker, and former NFL football player who played four seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
He is best known for his historic, game-changing play made during Super Bowl XLIV, and ultimately helping to lead the Saints to victory. As the first onside kick recovered before the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl game, NFL.com named Chris’ play one of the “Top 10 Greatest Super Bowl Plays of the Decade,” and the actual ball he recovered now resides in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Chris is a graduate of Georgia Tech, where he was the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) throughout his entire college experience. It was through the FCA that Chris met his wife, Michelle. It was also within these walls of fellowship that Chris’ father, Mike, felt his own calling to surrender his life to Christ.
Chris is passionate about helping others to improve their lives. He serves on the board of lüō, a nonprofit organization that works on empowering children in impoverished global communities by providing them with sustainable solutions including nutrition, biblical curriculum, education, and medical care. (For more information, please visit www.luo-setfree.org.)
Today Chris travels the country speaking to men’s groups, youth groups, churches and religious organizations, Rotary Clubs and other service organizations, touchdown clubs, and corporations, inspiring others by sharing his story of living a faith-based lifestyle in an ego-centric culture. His “Live for More” motto inspires many who may find trusting God in today’s culture to be more and more daunting.
Chris lives in Cumming, Georgia, with his wife, Michelle, their daughter, Piper, and their dogs Kolsch and Tyger.