Eagles' Marcus Johnson baptized at team hotel surrounded by teammates

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Marcus Johnson baptized with Eagles teammates nearby. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on October 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

The team that prays together, plays together.

The Philadelphia Eagles had a special moment before they took on the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.

Wide receiver Marcus Johnson was baptized in the pool at his team's hotel before the game.

Johnson tweeted a picture of himself in the water, surrounded by several of his teammates.

Johnson said: "First time being baptized! Corporate worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleansed & reborn in Jesus name!"

Johnson is a League City native and went to Clear Springs High School. He went on to play college football at the University of Texas at Austin.

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