NFL player Jacob Tamme to be guest speaker at Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

February 21, 2014 | | Comments 0

Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme celebrates his touchdown reception against the New England Patriots in the second quarter of the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on Sunday, January 19, 2014. The Broncos defeated the Patriots, 26-16. MARK REIS — MCT

By Jack Brammer

FRANKFORT — Jacob Tamme, a Danville native and former University of Kentucky football player who now is a tight end for the Denver Broncos, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday.

The event, hosted by Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear, will be held at the Frankfort Convention Center on March 13.

The breakfast dates back to 1965 and includes representatives of all three branches of government. It is a non-denominational event, according to a news release from Beshear’s office, to give thanks for blessings and to ask for strength to lead the state toward a better future.

“For decades, the prayer breakfast has provided the opportunity for people to slow down for a moment, take a deep breath and reflect on how to personally grow and serve during the upcoming year,” Beshear said in a statement. “I encourage Kentuckians to join us for this year’s breakfast and share a renewed commitment to our faith and working together to make Kentucky a better place now and for generations to come.”

Tamme has played in two Super Bowls and has received many athletic and academic accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Bobby Bowden Athlete of the Year Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2007.

In addition to Tamme, the prayer event will feature music, special readings and a Kentucky Proud breakfast including bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, hash brown casserole and biscuits.

Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time and the program will begin at 8 a.m. Eastern time.

Tickets are $10 each at the door or $125 in advance for a reserved table of 8.

For more information about tickets or to a reserve table, go to

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