On Tuesday, April 18, Bethel College will host the 7th Annual Northern Indiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Banquet. This will be a great opportunity to hear how FCA influences student athletes at both the high school and college level around Northern Indiana. FCA and Bethel College is proud to announce the keynote speaker and former Notre Dame football player, Braxston Cave.


A 2008 graduate of Penn High School, (Mishawaka, Ind.) Braxston made a name for himself on the field. Cave was selected to play in the 2008 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Flo. He was also named to the “Indiana Top-50 All-State Team” by the Indiana Football Coaches Association. Braxston was ranked by scout.com as the number-two center in the nation and ranked 125th on ESPN’s 150 List.


Upon graduating from high school Cave continued his academic and athletic career at the University of Notre Dame where he appeared in 48 games as a Fighting Irish with 35 career starts. During his time at Notre Dame, Cave made several award watch list, most notably the Rimington Trophy, Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy.  He was part of an offensive line that help the Irish average over 200 yards per game in both rushing and receiving in the regular season while averaging 5.0 yards per rush in the regular season.


After graduation Cave made the move to the NFL, going undrafted in the 2013 NFL draft. Later the Mishawka, Ind. native signed with the Cleveland Browns for the preseason and finishing out the year on the practice squad. In 2014, he signed with the New England Patriots as a member of the practice squad. In September 2015, Cave was signed to the team’s practice squad. He was signed to the active roster off the practice squad on December 30, 2015 before the Lions’ final game.


The FCA banquet will be held in the Wiekamp Athletic Facility on the campus of Bethel College, and is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. Seats are still available. If interested please contact Tony Natali at 574-340-2504