To paraphrase a certain North Pole resident, there is room for every athlete on the HuffPost Sports Nice List. That said, it takes a special type of year to make the cut. Whether it was outstanding in-game performances like Peyton Manning’s record-setting season in Denver or upstanding off-field gestures like when Kevin Durant donated $1 million to the Red Cross to help tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma, this list is for everyone who garnered attention for the right reasons in 2013.
Since any Nice List deserves to be checked twice, please take a look and let us know which athletes impressed or inspired you in 2013. We'll continue adding to the list throughout the remainder of 2013.