Forum Thread: Players for Players to follow

In youth sports, I believe that giving young players examples to follow can really make a huge a difference. In school I played Defensive End and a guy I really looked up to then for his tenacity and tough ball playing was USC Defensive End Frostee Rucker, who could really get after the passer and make things happen. Living in Los Angeles, every kid knew who he was because he was the master of the sack in his time at USC. I wanted to pose the question though, What role does a players work ethic play against his performance when thinking about examples to give youth players?  It seems that most kids would not know the difference., but is it right to tell kids to play like Terrell Owens when he is such a character even though his tough play used to speak for itself? What do you think?

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