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Top 10 NFL Family Men

Many associate NFL players, and professional athletes in general, with a certain lifestyle. Spending endless amounts of money on trivial things, living irresponsibly, surrounding themselves with an endless cycle of beautiful women, leaving behind broken hearts and broken homes…the picture is not always flattering, but is fortunately sometimes accurate. Several NFL players have received attention lately for less than admirable deeds, from sexual assault to child abuse, and it has cast a bit of a shadow over the NFL. However, it is important to not let the bad overshadow the good, and instead turn our attention to the NFL’s positive role models.

While some NFL players may make bad decisions, there are an equal amount who constantly prove themselves to be wonderful men, husbands, and fathers. A life in the NFL is not always an easy one for players with families of their own, as they spend a lot of time travelling and away from home. It can be a struggle for a marriage and cause a lot of conflict. Despite the odds, some players have proven that it is possible to have a successful NFL career and a happy and stable home. Most of the players on this list are dedicated husbands and are all devoted fathers. When it comes to prioritizing, family always trumps football for these men, and that’s something to be admired.

Here is a list of ten NFL players who are undoubtedly family men.

10 10. Nate Burleson

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9 9. Philip Rivers

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8 8. Peyton Manning

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7 7. Stephen Gostkowski

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6 6. Drew Brees

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5 5. Tony Gonzalez

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4 4. Charles Tillman

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3 3. Jabari Greer

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2 2. Matt Hasselbeck

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1 1. Devon Still

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The media has been focusing a lot on the good example Devon Still is providing for NFL fathers during his daughter Leah’s struggle with cancer. An unfocused Still wasn’t giving his full effort at football, as his mind was elsewhere, and the Cincinnati Bengals consequently cut him. They quickly, however, signed him to the practice squad. The practice squad’s generous weekly salary and medical insurance meant that Still could provide for his daughter during her fight, and also meant he could be by her side far more often than if he had been constantly travelling with the team. With efforts such as the cheerleaders offering support through their uniforms and the Bengals donating proceeds from Still’s jersey sales to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, to name merely a few of the initiatives people have taken, Still hopefully feels the support that the NFL is giving to him and his daughter. Though fulfilling his duties for the Bengals as he's been promoted to the active roster, Still has entirely re-arranged his priorities to place Leah as the first and foremost in his life, with football a very far second. He is showing himself to be a devoted, dedicated, and wonderful father.`

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