In honor of Super Bowl XLV, check out my list of the hottest pigskin-throwing posse around!
It’s nearly that time of year again, ladies…a time that simply means (for many of you) that your favorite bars will be filled to the brim with fanatical, football-loving gents. But forget about those guys for a second, and let’s focus on where the real talent lies: which is right there on the gridiron wearing butt pads, helmets, cleats and some very, very tight-fitting pants. But who makes the cut for the hottest baller boys around — and who would YOU really die to score with?
#10 WES WELKER
Think of this New England Patriots wide receiver as Tom Brady‘s slightly less-attractive younger brother, albeit with way cooler hair (re: it doesn’t look like he modeled himself after the prepubescent shitshow that is Justin Bieber). Good news for the ladies of Boston: the 29-year-old playa is single after ending a relationship with Miss Hooters International 2005′s Anna Burns. The bad news? He probably likes fake ta-tas.
#9 TRENT EDWARDS
Besides being totally tasty, the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback is also smart: Stanford is his alma mater. What makes Trent even more desirable is his single status; meaning, you can look and touch (if he lets you, that is)!
#8 COLIN ALLRED
Is there anything better than a good, old-fashioned Southern boy? This 27-year-old may call Tennessee home now that he plays for the Titans, but he’s from this year’s Super Bowl city of Dallas, Texas and played college ball for Baylor in Waco, Texas. Jump on this one, y’all.
#7 BRADY QUINN
Brady is a great catch for a plethora of reasons. A) He plays for Denver (Broncos), which is one of the best places to date in the country. B) He’s hot C) The 26-year-old isn’t in to stereotypical stick insects — he appreciates girls who are as athletic as he is. Sorry, non-gym-goers, but this QB likes fit women: he’s dated Olympic silver medalist Alicia Sacramone in the past.
#6 MILES AUSTIN
If you read your good, ol’ gossip rags, you’ll recognize Miles from his short-lived but high-profile relationship with celebutard Kim Kardashian. While she’s moved on, the 26-year-old Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has sensibly kept his head down and his mouth shut. Forgoing the limelight still didn’t help him get into the Super Bowl, though.
#5 AARON RODGERS
Aaron may not be the hottest boy of the bunch, but he jumps up the seriously sexy list because, not only is he one of the two quarterback’s competing in this year’s Super Bowl (he’s the QB of the Green Bay Packers), but the man is a P.I.M.P. In the last few months alone, the 27-year-old star has been linked to Lady Antebellum frontwoman Hillary Scott, Dancing with the Stars alum Erin Andrews and, most recently, picking up the pieces of Gossip Girl starlet Jessica Szohr‘s Ed Westwick-inflicted broken heart. Impressive resume, no?
#4 REGGIE BUSH
Just call Reggie Bush a survivor. Literally, he’s the one that got away (but just nearly) from Kim Kardashian’s honey trap of marriage. For all you Cali girls out there, the 25-year-old New Orleans Saints tail back is a USC grad, currently single, and has a thing for voluptuous women: he’s also been linked to singer Jessie James and Cuban model Mayra Veronica.
#3 STEWART BRADLEY
Ladies of NYC, I’m sure you’ll appreciate THIS boy. The 27-year-old Philadelphia Eagles linebacker is easily one of the most fashionable men in the NFL, and even had an internship at Elle to prove it! Plus, one smoldering glance from those baby blues and you’d be toast…I predict it.
#2 MARK SANCHEZ
Mark may only be 24, but look how much good he’s done for the world…simply by existing! The New York Jets quarterback is drool-worthy, and currently single. You may have better success with this Long Beach, Cali. boy if you’re a brunette though: his two last girlfriends were The Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler and supermodel Hilary Rhoda.
#1 TOM BRADY
I just HAD to do this, ladies…please forgive me. The 33-year-old New England Patriots may be undesirable in every single way: he’s married (to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, no less), his hair looks like something Justin Bieber mops the floor with (and that’s saying alot) AND he’s a sore loser (um, hello! Who can forget the look on his face when the Patriots lost to the Jets a few weeks ago??) but he still holds a special place in my heart.
So read this and weep, girls…for joy that I’ve provided you with a little eye candy this football season. Super Bowl Sunday looks a whole lot more appealing now, doesn’t it? You can thank me later.