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Leonard Pope

Odds are, you don't know what Leonard Pope looks like, even though this is the third season that the 6-foot-8-inch, 264-pound tight end has suited up for the Kansas City Chiefs. But the unassuming mountain of a man couldn't stay out of the headlines in June, when he jumped into a swimming pool to save the life of 6-year-old Bryson Moore. The boy was drowning, facedown in the deep end, when Pope scooped him up in his arms. "I wasn't waiting on anyone else," Pope told ESPN. And that's a good thing because, according to the boy's mother, Anne, nobody else at the party in Americus, Georgia, could swim. Pope hasn't stopped with one heroic act. He's offering free swimming lessons for children through his C.H.A.M.P. Foundation, which now emphasizes water safety.

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