Warner's super comeback rooted in faith, hard work

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Kurt Warner was having a hard time finding a job four years ago.

No matter that he had been to two Super Bowls and won one of them, or that he'd been an NFL and Super Bowl MVP.

The perception was that he was washed up, that his storybook career was approaching an ignominious end.

Then the 37-year-old quarterback wrote the most amazing chapter of all with a season that might cement him a spot on football's Hall of Fame, especially if he can lead the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt says hopefully Warner will be recognized for what he is -- "one of the best players to ever play his position."

Even Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recognizes Warner's ability.

Roethlisberger says Warner has an unbelievable pass and that he has a lot of respect for the way Warner plays the game.

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