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NFL players lead a charmed life. These football heroes are adored by millions of fans. Despite needing only to play for 60 minutes each week, they are compensated with six-, seven- or eight-figure salaries. Travel, meals and healthcare are all provided for them.
Off the field, women — from supermodels to Olympians to actresses — flock to these athletes. While every woman has her own reason for trying to sack an NFL stud, they all know that the competition is fierce, because most NFL players can have their pick of available ladies.
Consequently, today’s NFL players can boast some of the hottest women in the world as wives, girlfriends and significant others. Allaboutthestatus.com assembled the very best of the best to present the hottest football player wives and girlfriends.
Julie Dorenbos is the wife of Philadelphia Eagles’ long snapper Jon Dorenbos. Julie owns a sunless tanning business (airbrush tans) and occasionally models in the Philadelphia area.
Jon Dorenbos leads a magical life — and not just because he can do magic. He gets a fat contract to participate in maybe five or six plays each NFL game, and then he gets to come home to his entrepreneurial wife, who may or may not be wearing nothing but body paint. You know when people talk about ‘living the dream?’ Jon Dorenbos is doing just that.
Alicia Sacramone is dating Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Brady Quinn. You probably recognize Sacramone from her time as a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008.
This 5’1″ dynamo was also featured in ESPN: The Magazine’s 2011 ‘Body Issue,’ where she posed completely nude while on a balance beam. Maybe those pictures explain why Quinn can’t seem to concentrate through an entire game.
Lilit Avagyan is the girlfriend of Miami Dolphins’ running back Reggie Bush. She is a professional dancer from Armenia who has appeared as a non-billed dancer on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
Avagyan and Bush recently announced they are expecting their first child together. The media has announced that it thinks every woman that Reggie Bush dates is pretty much a clone of Kim Kardashian.
A closer look reveals that other than their Armenian heritage, long, dark hair, ample bosoms, killer butts and Reggie Bush, Avagyan and Kardashian have very little in common.
Shenae Saifi is the hot fiancee of San Francisco 49ers’ linebacker Patrick Willis. The couple is freshly engaged, as Willis popped the question in early October of 2012. Just like Willis, Saifi seems to be more reserved, very normal and not much of a media magnet.
Saifi does make frequent use of the ‘duck face’ in tweets and in profile pictures, though. Alas, this is a double-standard: An incredibly beautiful woman can send out ‘duck face’ pictures and be labeled alluring, but if an NFL linebacker consistently tweeted ‘duck face’ pictures, the league would test his urine for banned substances.
Bibi Jones has been linked to New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski for more than a year. The sexy blonde, whose real name is Britney Maclin, is a former adult actress whose, uh,,, body of work tests the limits and filters of any Google Image search.
She and Gronkowski initially drew attention when they tweeted pictures of Jones wearing Gronkowski’s jersey and not much else. Gronkowski and Jones’ latest revealing photo together was tweeted in September, just a few months after Jones retired from the adult industry via YouTube.
With Gronkowski currently sidelined with a broken forearm, he may need someone to take care of him. Nurse Bibi, is that you?
Rachel McCoy is the wife of Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Colt McCoy. The statuesque blonde was a hurdler at Baylor University and worked for the CBS local affiliate in Austin, Tex.
Colt proposed to Rachel in the middle of the field at Texas Memorial Stadium, as the video board displayed a “Will You Marry Me?” panel (which was more appropriate than the ‘NOISE!’ panel). The couple later married in 2010.
Rachel was the focus of a media storm in 2011 when she suggested that some of the athletes at the University of Texas would have a hard time turning down ‘free stuff’ from boosters. Her comments received better press than her husband has had since he began his pro career
Sanya Richards-Ross is married to Jacksonville Jaguars’ cornerback Aaron Ross. A Jamaican-born sprinter who competes for the U.S., Sanya won two gold medals during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Sanya’s near-perfect, athletic body ranks her among the best toned and most in-shape of all the football players’ wives. Given how terrible the Jaguars have been on offense this season, she might have done a better job with the team than starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert. She’d certainly have looked better doing it.
Sara Babin is the wife of Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive end Jason Babin. Jason was claimed by the Jaguars after the Philadelphia Eagles released him earlier this week. The roster move means that Sara will have to pack up her things and leave the Philadelphia area and its fans, whom we’re sure have treated her husband with complete respect during the team’s disappointing season.
Sara and Jason know that they are both among the beautiful people. They had a series of swimsuit shots taken together and posted to their Twitter profiles.
World-famous lingerie and fashion model Gisele Bundchen is married to New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. Not having Gisele Bundchen on a list of hottest football wives would be like making a list of great current NFL quarterbacks and omitting, um, Tom Brady.
Tall and strikingly beautiful, Gisele is one of the few people in the world who is recognizable by their first name only (think more like Shakira and less like Chyna). Gisele has modeled for Victoria’s Secret and designers like Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior and many others whose clothing will cost you more money than you can possibly imagine. Gisele doesn’t care because she is worth a reported $150 million dollars.
Abby Manning is the beautiful wife of New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning. Much like her husband, who is not a traditional, nightclub-hopping New York superstar athlete, Abby appears to be about as grounded and wholesome as a woman married to a professional athlete can be.
When these two are feeling a little wild and crazy, they are more likely to order pineapple on their pizza than make a sex tape. Put it this way, she’d be the worst guest star ever on ‘Real Housewives of Wherever.’
Formerly an account executive for a fashion designer, Abby has turned to philanthropy as a career pursuit. Her husband, meanwhile, is pursuing his third Super Bowl ring.
Destiny Newton is the girlfriend of Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The attractive blonde, who hails from the same hometown as Rodgers (Chico, Calif.), has been dating the Packers’ franchise quarterback for a number of years. Some speculation has surfaced recently that Rodgers asked Newton to marry him earlier this fall, but there hasn’t been any official confirmation.
We can confirm that Newton is hot whether she is in a bikini, short-shorts and cowboy boots or a Packers jersey
Sasha Dindayal is the wife of San Diego Chargers’ tight end Antonio Gates. A sculpted, sexy model, Dindayal has appeared in many hip-hop videos, the kind that you probably shouldn’t watch at work or in front of kids.
Dindayal and Gates got married in 2011, but we’re not sure he’s been able to concentrate on the field since then because he’s killing our fantasy team. We wanted a stud tight end, Gates!
Candice Romo is the wife of Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo. She’s also the sister of actor Chace Crawford, who is dating sideline reporter Erin Andrews. You think the Crawford family watched any football growing up?
Candice used to work as a TV reporter in Dallas-Fort Worth. She was a beauty queen who won the Miss Missouri USA competition in 2008. She also competed in the Miss USA pageant.
The whole beauty queen-strapping athlete dynamic is almost cliche at this point. When are these babes going to start dating overweight road construction workers? Now that’s a trend story.
Actress Hayden Panettiere has been dating New York Jets’ wide receiver Scotty McKnight for more than a year. You may remember the petite Panettiere from her role in ‘Remember the Titans’ or as cheerleader Claire Bennet in ‘Heroes.’ How hot is Panettiere? The gist of her character was that she was a superhero who could rapidly regenerate her cells when injured (like Super Dave Osborne with boobs), yet people still watched the show.
Panettiere has attended ESPY ceremonies in the past, so perhaps she has a thing for athletes. You know damn well McKnight wasn’t nominated for any awards except maybe ‘Most Obscure NFL Player To Date Hot Actress.’
Kelsi Reich is the girlfriend of Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver David Nelson. She is also a Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleader. As you may have noticed, those are two different NFL teams.
Blonde, tanned and tone, Reich is the type of woman born to wear a Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleader costume. Last season, Nelson scored a touchdown for the Bills against the Cowboys in Texas and ran the length of the field to hug an embarrassed Reich and give her the ball. Most of the fans at the game didn’t know the two were dating, so there wasn’t as much celebration of Nelson’s romantic gesture as there was a desire to boo him back to Buffalo.
Actress Camilla Belle is dating New York Jets’ reserve quarterback Tim Tebow. Yes, avowed virgin Tim Tebow. We assume he Tebows every time the two finish making out or holding hands or playing Jenga or whatever you do when you date someone who is a virgin. A pretty, thin brunette, Belle previously dated Joe Jonas of the The Jonas Brothers. So, maybe she has a paparazzi / wholesome fetish?
Belle has had various movie and TV roles, including parts in ‘When a Stranger Calls,’ ’10,000 BC’ and ‘Breakaway.’ She was cast in ‘The Patriot’ with Steven Seagal and in ‘Walker: Texas Ranger’ with Chuck Norris. We don’t know what goes on in Belle’s head, but Tebow, Jonas, Seagal and Norris could make up the ultimate reality show cast.
Lauren Tannehill is the wife of Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill. She was discovered by TV cameras even before her husband turned pro. Cameras repeatedly showed the stunning blonde during the 2011 Texas-Texas A&M game as Ryan quarterbacked the Aggies.
They found Lauren again during the 2011 NFL Draft, when she wore an eye-catching, curve-hugging red dress. Lauren, who went mainstream after the 2012 season opener of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks,’ does some modeling on the side, but we’re pretty sure she can make it her full-time gig.
Country singer Jessie James is engaged to Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Eric Decker. Tiny and sexy, James hasn’t had a monster hit song yet, but she charted with ‘Wanted ‘ in 2009. She’s a country-fried firecracker who boasts ‘I pee in the shower.’ on her Twitter page.
After Decker tripped over his own feet on what would have been a touchdown catch during a Monday night game earlier this season, James caught some heat from Broncos’ fans on Twitter who were upset at her guy. James said Decker can’t run that well because he has three legs. A lucky girl, indeed.
Actress Kristin Cavallari is engaged to Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler. You may remember the pretty blonde Cavallari from her roles on ‘Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County’ and ‘The Hills.’ Cavallari was also on the 13th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ With legs like hers, we think she should dance on TV more often.
Cutler and Cavallari recently had their first child, Camden. Given how Cutler has been known to turn the football over wayyyy too often, we’re hoping that Cavallari is in charge of holding the baby. This recent development slides Cavallari from WAG to MILF, but if anyone is ready for that transition, it’s her.
Janelle Winslow is the wife of Kellen Winslow, the former Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks’ tight end who is currently a free agent. A stunning beauty with long, dark hair and a great body, Janelle Winslow bears a slight resemblance to actress Jessica Alba. Her husband, meanwhile, bears a strong resemblance to crazy — both on and off the field.
The couple had their first child in 2011. No word on whether or not Kellen is a soldier with the Diaper Genie.
‘Bachelorette’ star Emily Maynard has dated Oakland Raiders’ back-up quarterback Matt Leinart. A gorgeous blonde, Maynard was first seen on Season 15 of ‘The Bachelor,’ where she and Brad Womack became engaged. After that relationship failed, Maynard was back for her own search in 2012, eventually choosing Jef Holm, but that relationship dissolved months after the show ended.
Women love Maynard, whose first fiance, NASCAR racer Ricky Hendrick, was killed in a plane crash years before she began doing reality TV. The ladies may not be too happy with Maynard’s choice of Leinart, as he’s about the most bro-tastic player in the NFL.
ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele is dating Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Christian Ponder. Blonde and excessively girl-next-door cute, Steele has replaced Erin Andrews on ESPNU’s College Gameday (not to mention as an object of desire on college campuses.)
Steele covers college football for ESPN, which may be causing college football players to run out of bounds more often this season. Steele doesn’t cover the NFL, so there’s no chance that she’ll have to tell America that the reason Ponder is having a terrible game is because he’s been cutoff for playing his Xbox instead of taking her out to dinner.
Sarah Hinton is the girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers’ tight end Garrett Celek. A knockout blonde Hooters’ girl who was photographed for the restaurant chain’s 2012 calendar, Hinton is a huge fan of Michigan State football and, former Spartan football players like Celek.
Hinton competed to be the 2012 Hooters Dream Girl, but she somehow did not win. A busty blonde woman who loves football and brings you chicken wings? That’s the definition of dream girl if we’ve ever heard it!
Model Selita Ebanks has been linked to New York Giants’ defensive end Osi Umenyiora. She’s supposedly dating TV’s Terrence J now, but we’re pretty sure that Osi could squash Terrence J in seconds. Besides, if you could be linked to someone who looked like Selita Ebanks, you would never, ever unlink yourself.
Ebanks was a Victoria’s Secret angel from 2005 to 2009. She has also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and modeled for Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren. Those are fashion labels, dude, not two random guys.
Playboy model Jessica Burciaga is dating New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver Lance Moore. The ridiculously hot and exotic-looking Burciaga was discovered through Stuff magazine’s ‘Neighborhood Knockout’ contest in 2005 and has since appeared in many other men’s magazines. She was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for February 2009.
Burciaga studied sports broadcasting in college, so she’s always had her eye on the playing field. We’re pretty sure that opposing defensive backs tell Moore about seeing Burciaga’s pictures in Playboy at least once a game.
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