Essay on Athletes as Role Models throughout History
Adolescent Health has shown that almost 60% of young people can identify a role model in their lives. The type of role model has also proved to be important to …show more content…
Sports Illustrated for Kids showed that 12% of children between the ages of
7 and 12 identified Michael Jordan as their role model. That is 8% more than the amount of children that had selected one of their parents as their role model. That proves that athletes are very prominent in the lives of children, and there are many reasons why the majority of them are positive role models.
Athletes show a great deal of hard work and dedication to succeed on and off the field. The work doesn’t just take place in the weight room, on the field, or on the court, it has to take place in the classroom as well.
This means athletes have to put a large amount of determination to balance their sport and education from a young age. Look at Paul Robeson, a professional football player for the Milwaukee Badgers who juggled being a law student at Columbia University. The Image of Paul Robeson: Role Model gives some insight about his life and how he had to overcome much adversity throughout his career, but never let that slow him down (Lampman 157).
Being a law student is a full-time job by itself, but being a