Everyone has one, two, three or maybe even more people they define as a role model.
In the opinion of this writer, a role model is defined as someone who has been a great individual, not just on the playing field, but off it as well.
The off-the-field conduct of these individuals is outstanding.
While there will definitely be some quality individuals that are omitted from this list, it comes as a result of the great difficulty in accumulating one.
In order to be part of this list, an athlete or coach has had to have an almost flawless record.
Those that are part of the list are in alphabetical order and are not ranked —such a task would be impossible.