Athletes post touching tributes to their dads on Father's Day

Father's Day also happens to be one of the biggest sports days of the year in 2016, with the final round of the U.S. Open, Game 7 of the NBA Fina;s and the finish of the 24 Hours of Le Mans all occurring in the span of about 12 hours. Athletes took to Twitter to salute their fathers Sunday.

Happy Fathers Day pops!!!!!!!! I love you more than there are words for!

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Happy Father's Day dad!!!! Thank you for teaching me how to outwork everybody! I am so thankful for you!

— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) June 19, 2016

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Happy Father's Day to the best role model a son could have!

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) June 19, 2016

Happy #fathersday to the best dad in the world!

— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day! The Ngemba man journey is the example of how to remove any limits!Theres nothing a Suh can't do!

— Ndamukong Suh (@NdamukongSuh) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day Dad

— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, especially mine. I wouldn't be the man I am today without him.

— Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day pops. May you rest in peace.

— Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day to my daddio. The best man in my life. Love you so much @RickyknightWAW wouldn't be where I am without you!

— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) June 19, 2016

Nothing better than being a dad.#HappyFathersDay

— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day! Be Blessed!! #TaylorMade

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Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there today! So thankful for my dad and all he's done for me... Love you #BigJim

— Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day. Thanks for paving the way & laying down the foundation for the Smith Family. Love You. #toothpick #maine #conantgardens #poppasmith

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When I first let people follow our journey and everyone started to call me "best dad ever" or a "hero" I really struggled with those titles. I didn't want to get put on a pedestal for just doing what I'm suppose to do as a dad. I later realized that in the eyes of my daughter I am "the best dad ever" and her "hero" because I don't let a day go by without letting her know how much I love her and I will never leave her side! So today, I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the "HEROS" out there because to our kids we are just that!

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Happy Father's Day to all the special dads out there investing in their kids future.

— Vontae Davis (@vontaedavis) June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day Dad! Can't thank you enough for the sacrifices you have made for me to live out my dream. Cheers to you and more victory hugs like this!

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