MIDLAND, GA (WTVM) - On the heels of the college football season kicking off, a former Crimson Tide and NFL football star was in the Columbus area Wednesday night.
Jeremiah Castille, a Columbus native who played for the University of Alabama and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spoke at Solid Rock Church in Midland.
The defensive back was on Coach Bear Bryant's final team and also a pallbearer at his funeral.
Castille talked about the "Woodlawn" movie due out soon, starring his youngest son Caleb. He also spoke to the crowd about how faith can make you a champion.
"God used football when I was young person and through football changed my life," Castille said. "I love to share with people the story of how the Lord did that."
Along with trust and faith in God, Castille says other keys to being a champion include humbling yourself and working hard.
The movie "Woodlawn" is about segregation and the impact of former Alabama running back Tony Nathan. It opens in theaters October 16.