7 Athletes Who Make Great Role Models ...


It seems like every couple of days, we hear something in the news about one of our sports heroes getting into trouble โ€” spousal abuse, an illicit affair, drunk driving, drug use, steroid scandals, and more. As a parent, itโ€™s hard to feel confident in any of the professional athletes our children look up to. Arenโ€™t there any good, solid, honest athletes out there our children can emulate as demi-heroes? Actually, there are! If you look carefully, and pay attention to whoโ€™s NOT being trounced in the news, there are several fantastic pro athletes who make good role modelsโ€ฆ and here are 7 of them.

1. Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos

When I first saw Tebow on the field at Florida State with his John 3:16 blackout under his eyes, I wasnโ€™t impressed. Anyone can talk the talk and appear to be religious and good, but would he walk the walk and be a true Christian? So far, he has, appearing to be sincere, genuine, and truly good, a deeply religious, good-hearted man. What a superb role model for any young person, religious or not!

Armando Galarraga, Detroit Tigers
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