Football players who cannot read a word are few and far between, but that does not mean they do not have an important role in society.
In fact, some of them are well-known for their social graces.
Here are 10 of the most important football players who could read a thing.
Michael Bradley: The No. 1 pick of the 2007 NFL Draft.
He was the top pick in the 2007 draft, and after three years he was voted to the All-Pro team.
Bradley was drafted by the New England Patriots, and he went on to play in the NFL for four seasons.
He won three Super Bowls, and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He is also a Hall of Famer.
Chris Kluwe: Kluwe is the author of the best-selling book “In Plain English,” which teaches readers how to effectively talk about complex topics with a straight face.
Kluwe’s book, along with his popular podcast, “The Daily Shoah,” is also one of the top-selling podcasts on iTunes.
Will Smith: Smith has been known to deliver a memorable speech at the Super Bowl, and his fans have taken to the social media site to give him the “Most Influential Player” award.
He also is a former MVP for the Miami Dolphins, the NFL’s most successful franchise, and is a member of the Pro Baseball Hall of Champions.
Ryan Clark: Clark, a defensive end for the New York Giants, was the team’s MVP in 2014, and earned the honor for the first time in 2016.
He played a key role in helping New York make the Super Cup playoffs in his first year.
He helped the Giants win the NFC East in 2015.
Tom Brady: The Patriots quarterback is one of America’s greatest quarterbacks, and the No. 2 overall pick of last year’s NFL Draft is the most-celebrated athlete in the country.
He holds the NFL records for passing yards, touchdown passes and total touchdowns, and has won four Super Bowl championships.
Joe Flacco: The Baltimore Ravens quarterback is the NFL record holder for career passing yards and passing touchdowns.
He has also won three NFL championships, and helped the Ravens win a Super Bowl in 2016, the first Super Bowl since 2003.
Matthew Stafford: Stafford is the only quarterback to win a league-wide MVP award in 2016 and is the all-time leader in passing yards.
He will also be the first NFL quarterback to reach the Hall of Dames.
Cam Newton: The Carolina Panthers quarterback has been named to his first All-Star Game, and in 2016 he was named to the Pro Bowl.
Newton is a two-time Pro Bowl selection, and also has won three championships.
DeMarco Murray: The Tennessee Titans running back is the No.”18 overall pick in this year’s draft.
He earned the nickname “Dutchy” for his speed and has been a force for the Titans since 2014.
Joe Mixon: Mixon is the second-youngest player in NFL history, and if you want to understand why he is so effective, watch him play.
He finished third in the 2016 NFL Rookie of the Year voting and led the league in rushing with 1,079 yards.