35 Awe-Inspiring Sports Stars From Around The World

Interest June 13, 2019 By Hugo

2. Andrew Luck

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When news broke that college superstar Andrew Luck was to be drafted into the NFL, a TMZ hound couldn't believe he was speaking to someone on an age-old flip phone. But that's just the guy Luck is. He isn't your typical baller. He's not ostentatious, and he doesn't care about material possessions. He's just a humble man who possesses an incredible gift for football.

If you walked past him in the street and didn't have a knowledge of football, you wouldn't for one second think that the Indianapolis Colt's QB was the highest paid player in the NFL, but maybe that's what makes this man so great. Despite achieving the dreams of many guys, he's remained true to his values and good-guy personality, and in a league full of obnoxious, boastful athletes, Luck's success is much-welcomed, even if fellow baller Rodney Hudson described his niceness as "weird."

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was more complimentary, describing Luck as the "nicest guy you'd ever meet in your life."

3. Kieran Behan

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Having a benign tumor removed from his leg at the age of just 10 Kieran was told he would never walk again and would be forever wheelchair bound. However, he made an improbable recovery, he sustained a head injury that once again put him in a wheelchair for two years. He went on to train in gymnastics but in 2010 he snapped his right cruciate ligament.

Shortly after returning from rehab, he suffered the same injury in his left knee. Undeterred by these adversities, Kieran is once again competing for Ireland.

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