A hearty congratulations to Russell Wilson and his Seattle Seahawks on their Super Bowl XLVIII victory. The game was abysmal, but the commercials were good fun and halftime entertainer Bruno Mars killed it, as always. Second-year quarterback Wilson only just missed making last season’s Top 10 Hottest Football Players list, but with photo shoots like the ones seen recently in Men’s Fitness and GQ, it’s only a matter of time before he cracks the tally. Congrats, Russell!
Clearly not satisfied with No. 9 showing on our list of the Top 10 Hottest Football Players, Victor Cruz is taking measures to increase his placement on next season’s tally.
The handsome New York Giants wide receiver and clothes horse appears shirtless in the new issue of Vogue, in a pictorial by Mario Testino called “Kate Upton’s Super Bowl Party With the Giants and the Jets.” He’s the only player to appear shirtless in the spread (much to the overly clothed Michael Strahan’s chagrin), which you can see the rest of here.
“I did a few sit-ups” before the shoot, Cruz admitted on today’s “Live With Kelly and Michael.” It looked as if the worked out before his appearance on the morning show too, because his biceps were fairly busting out of his Hilfiger suit.
It’s hard to tell from this particular pose, so ya gotta trust us:
The single most important reason to root for the Denver Broncos to advance to the Super Bowl this weekend, wide receiver Eric Decker poses with his pregnant wife in the upcoming issue of GQ. Swoonworthy’s No. 1 Hottest Football Player of the season takes off his shirt to sell jeans — hey, makes perfect sense to us! Scroll down for more pics from the hot shoot…
Game on, people! Gone are the days of squinting to catch a glimpse of Eric Decker on our televisions. The superfine Denver Broncos wide receiver is no longer just one of dozens of similarly overdressed figures on a football field. Well, yes, he is still that, of course. But he’s also something else, something way better for our ogling purposes: As of this weekend, our No. 1 Hottest Football Player of 2013 is also a reality-TV star!
Decker stars with his then-fiancee, country singer Jessie James, in the E! reality series “Eric & Jessie: Game On,” premiering Sunday at 10pm ET. The series follows the social-media savvy and preternaturally photogenic couple through a series of hijinks and adventures as they prepare for their wedding. Spoiler alert: The lovebirds did in fact get hitched over the summer, and are now expecting their first child! Congrats, you crazy kids!
The stars have been a lot of fun to follow on social media, sharing their lives and loves wholeheartedly, and we have to believe they’ll be just as open and engaging on camera. Plus, the show is an amazing opportunity for fans to see Eric off the field, without his helmet and pads — and, let’s hope, without his shirt!
Check out promo videos for ‘Eric & Jessie: Game On’:
Thirty-two teams, 53-player rosters each. Take it from us: There’s a lot of M-A-N in the NFL. We know, ’cause we looked at them all to produce this list of the National Football League’s 10 hottest players 2013!
We take our research a little too seriously and are crazy picky about our picks. So, if you’re upset that Tim Tebow didn’t make our cut, for instance, please understand that it was because he got cut by the New England Patriots, not us. Blame Bill Belichick (we love doing that)! Speaking of the Pats, veteran tally topper Tom Brady got edged off our list this year by a new teammate. Hope that doesn’t mean Brady won’t throw him the ball!
To make the most of this list — which is ranked in reverse order by hotness — you don’t have to know the difference between a wide receiver and a running back, but you simply must have an appreciation for a tight end (sorry). Keep scrolling below to join us in counting down the Top 10 Sexiest NFL Players of the 2013-2014 Season!
10. DANNY AMENDOLA, New England Patriots
Position: Wide receiver
Marital Status: Single (we think … we hope)
What Makes Him Swoonworthy: That smirk, those biceps (tie)
Tom Brady’s brand-new weapon is actually an NFL veteran who most recently played for the St. Louis Rams. At 5’10″ the Texas native is called “undersized,” like his pretty Pats predecessor Wes Welker. The oft-hurt Amendola was just listed with a groin injury (no, not there!). Let’s hope it doesn’t keep him off the field: The civic-minded player has pledged to donate $100 for every pass he catches — and $200 for every dropped pass, haters! — to a relief fund for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
9. VICTOR CRUZ, New York Giants
Position: Wide receiver
Marital Status: Has longtime girlfriend
What Makes Him Swoonworthy: Gotta love a man who can dance!
The player who brought salsa dancing into the stadium has so much style to spare he started his own clothing line. The New Jersey native is so famously well groomed he has even just been named a spokesman for Gillette. Check out how he gets that 6-foot body of his in Super Bowl shape: “Every three weeks or so I get a manicure and pedicure, and every other week I get a massage. You have to do those little things to keep your body in shape. In the long run it pays off.” Oh, my, and how!
Colin Kaepernick can’t keep his clothes on. Can’t, won’t, shouldn’t!
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback recently posed naked for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue — now he’s appearing on the cover of GQ showing off his impressively tatted pecs (impressive enough on their own). There are a couple more shirtless shots inside the issue, but alas, this time he keeps those thunderous thighs of his under wraps (guess he doesn’t share our observance of Thighmaster Thursday!):
Check out the rest of the pictures at GQ.com — you can see a behind-the-scenes video of his sexy shoot below:
ESPN the Magazine has once again made summer an even hotter season, with the release of its 2013 Body Issue. So many ripped, nude athletes with strategically placed sports equipment, so little lubricant!
This year’s magazine features the amazing thighs of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (above) and the glorious aerial form of Denver Nugget Kenneth Faried, among many others, including 77-year-old golfer Gary Player (!). The issue hits newsstands — and no doubt many nightstands — on Friday.
We’ve taken on the hard task of poring over the issue to find our favorite jocks — as well as mentally cut out those pesky females — to make it a bit easier for you to dive right in. Enjoy these videos of some of hottest photo shoots. Go ahead — as the mag rightly states, “It’s okay to stare.”