There is no doubt that tens of millions of people are obsessed with the NFL. The Super Bowl is an unofficial national holiday and why not? It's the conclusion of a 20-week love affair of good times with family and friends as we watch hours of a game that shows the best in athleticism and violence.
Another thing we love about the NFL is the many colorful personalities, whether it's the superstar athletes or the coaches on the sidelines. We all love colorful sound bytes by players such as Ray Lewis and Bart Scott and we all tune in for what seems like the weekly controversy created by Rex Ryan.
While we love those with the gift for gab, or do their best impressions of Dancing With The Stars on a touchdown catch, there are other NFL players that are just as viscous on the field as their more boisterous counterparts, but are almost liked teddy bears off it.
These type of players are endearing in their own way because when you see how they act off the field, you'd never expect them to be such warriors when they step onto the gridiron on Sundays.
Here are five players on the NFL who are gentle after the final whistle blows, but are true warriors when the game kicks off.