Sometimes the obvious choice is the right one, and that's the case with J.J. Watt as a role model for kids everywhere. Start with his ungodly work ethic, which has been the fuel that's allowed Watt to rise from a two-star recruit in high school to the best defensive football player on the planet. His goal-setting is legendary and exemplary. Follow that up with his random acts of kindness, many of which happen off the grid and untold. Watt spends countless hours visiting with families and kids suffering hardships. Finish it up by discussing his generous giving through his J.J. Watt Foundation, which raises money for afterschool activities for kids all over the country. The crown jewel is Watt's charity softball game, featuring him and his Texans teammates, which in 2016 raised nearly $1.6 million.