Our annual pick of the hottest players in the NFL, and this year even a fan.
Our 2008 NFL All-Hot team is based on one criteria -- who we think is hot. Talent or stats have nothing to do with it. To make the team, a player needed to be on an NFL roster at some point in the 2008 season.
This list is a collaboration between Cyd and Jim, except for the offensive line, which was selected by Jim Allen. Use the comments section to tell us where we went wrong and who your hottest NFL players are. Photos of the entire team are at the bottom of this story.
Tampa safety Sabby Piscitelli shows off his bod.
Brady Quinn (Cleveland). His second year as our starter. Still has the hottest body ever for a quarterback. Soon-to-be-ex-teammate Shaun Smith should be brought up on war crimes charges for punching Quinn in the face in the weight room.
Rookie of the year
Matt Ryan (Atlanta): This is Cyd's choice at quarterback, but he fits in well as our top rookie. A great face, terrific smile and incredible poise made Ryan a must-see all year.
Reggie Bush (New Orleans), Adrian Peterson (Minnesota)
Peterson's shirtless photo spread in Muscle and Fitness this fall was amazing and it's a shame I can't find it online. He has one killer body. Bush's amazing abs are the highlight of a Subway commercial and he has one of the best smiles in the league.
Our fullback is Zak Keasey of San Francisco, with some of the wildest hair in the league and a baby face.
Casey Wiegmann (Denver), Todd Weiner (Atlanta), Eric Steinbach (Cleveland), Joe Staley (San Francisco), D'Brickashaw Ferguson (New York Jets).
Wiegmann is Jim Allen's MVP, while there is no better name in the league than D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Kevin Walter (Houston), Jordy Nelson (Green Bay), Marvin Harrison (Indianapolis), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona).
We had to go to a four-wideout set for this list. No picture does Walter justice; a great face and lean, tight body make him a pleasure on or off the field. Nelson is the Packers' stud rookie who reminds us of Ed McCaffrey. Fitzgerald dazzled us on the field in the playoffs and off it with his baby-blue pullover, diamond earrings and hipster glasses. Harrison has about 3% body fat despite being a fast-food addict (check out this ESPN clip where he talks about his eating habits.)
John Carlson (Seattle), Gary Barnidge (Carolina)
We shifted to a two-tight end package since we couldn't decide. Both guys were rookies and Carlson shined for Seattle and was a treat for the eyes. Barnidge did not play much, but he's one of the best-looking players in the league. Check out Barnidge working out shirtless and you'll see why he made our team.
Aaron Kampman (Green Bay), Chris Long (St. Louis), Jason Taylor (Washington), John Abraham (Atlanta).
Long is no doubt his daddy Howie's son and someone we want to see more of. Taylor showed his moves and his long, lean body on "Dancing With the Stars," where he gained a new fan base.
Scott Fujita (New Orleans), Ray Lewis (Baltimore), Brady Poppinga (Green Bay). Lewis smolders, while Fujita knocks us over with those arms and that handsome face.
Sabby Piscitelli (Tampa Bay), Matt Giordano (Indianapolis), Jim Leonhard (Baltimore), Asante Samuel (Philadelphia).
Defensive back is easily the hottest position in the league. Piscitelli is a total stud; someone who knew him at Oregon State told us: “He walked around the weight room with no shirt on and looked at himself constantly in the mirrors. And he loved to wear skin tight Under Armour. He has massive biceps and shoulders.”
Pictures don't do Giordano justice and he is our overall MVP. A killer face, muscled body and great sense of style (we saw him live at the Colts playoff game). He is a repeat member of our team. A newcomer is Leonhard, who CBS loved to show without his helmet on the sidelines; his model looks must have been the reason.
Jay Feeley (New York Jets, kicker), Glenn Pakulak (New Orleans, punter), Brendan Ayanbadejo (Baltimore, coverage), Eric Weddle (San Diego, coverager).
If you like that masculine shaved-head look with chiseled features, you'd be hard-pressed to find any NFL player hotter than Pakulak. Feely has legs of steel and great hair to match. We were won over every time we saw Weddle (another guy whose pictures don't do him justice). Our star here is Ayanbadejo, ruggedly handsome with a superb body. Seeing him after a game wearith a nipple ring doesn't get much hotter.
John Harbaugh (Baltimore, head coach), Josh McDaniels (New England, assistant).
A dymanic duo in skill and looks, Harbaugh was easy on the eyes on the Ravens sidelines. McDaniels, the new Denver coach, looks like he's 21.
Dan the Lions fan
We went "Wow!" when we saw this YouTube clip of Dan with his 0-16 Detroit Lions tat. A great face and an A&F chest makes Dan the man we root for.
Our 2008 NFL All-Hot team:
Related: Check out our 2007 team.