As a response to the article, "Heap devoted to family, faith and football" (Jan. 9), the professional football player Todd Heap is just the role model kids need these days. Most stereotypical football players that young viewers are watching during football games are glamorized and made famous by illegal or immoral actions. Kids should not be looking up to players such as Michael Vick or Ben Roethlisberger who commit illegal acts, but players such as Todd Heap who do good for the community.
Mr. Heap embodies many valuable characteristics that kids should be aiming to obtain. By watching him perform good family, religious and community deeds, kids will look at this sport as being a good character builder. Mr. Heap is doing a great job on the field and off, and he should continue to do so for all of the kids that look up to him.