No. 99: Marshawn Lynch
Who had a better summer than Marshawn Lynch? The retired Seahawks running back practiced in full pads with the Cal football team in Australia, helped build homes in Haiti, and dropped some of all-time quotes in a conversation with SI’s Jon Wertheim. (“You ate cereal before?”) Lynch’s successful BeastMode clothing line and his reported thriftiness should serve as an example to current and aspiring NFL players.
— Robert Klemko