Eye Candy: Devin Thomas

Eye Candy: Devin Thomas
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 01, 2010

1 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

May we have your attention, ladies? We’d like you to get better acquainted with this strapping young man—Washington Redskins wide receiver Devin Thomas. He joined the NFL back in 2008. Let the games begin.

2 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

Devin’s always been attracted to the spotlight. If he wasn’t a pro athlete, he’d be acting he says. For now he’s taking his theatrics to the field.

3 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

“I like to stare down my opponents,” Devin says. We wouldn’t mind having a staring contest with him.

4 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

Devin says his two-year-old son resembles him quite a bit. Plus he likes to perform just like his daddy. “He’s an entertainer,” Devin laughs.

5 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

“I love a woman’s shape,” the tall (6’2") burly, footballer confesses. “The neck, the hips, the shoulders, just all of it.”

6 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

“I’m into the whole Zodiac thing,” Devin the passionate Scorpio says. We’d love to get lost in hours of ecstasy with him.

7 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

It’s hard to believe that this sexy stud is riding solo. He says the strenuous footballer’s life makes a young guy want to have someone to come home to.

“It really makes you want to settle down,” he explains. "You don’t have any one to go home to. You’re missing the link. I feel the pressure right there to just be with someone.

8 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

Devin spends enough time wowing crowds on the field. “I can’t be doing everything,” this perfect 10 says, “I need a girl who can keep me entertained, too. She has to have her own personality and be able to carry a conversation.”

9 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

The quickest way to get nexted by this down-to-earth, mid-Western dude is to be stuck up. “I don’t like girls with that bougie attitude,” Devin admits.

10 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

They say: ‘Once you get your first tattoo, you’re addicted.’ Devin would have to agree. “I pretty much went wild,” he says of his body art that covers both arms his upper back and his side. We’d like to trace our fingers along the lines of the predator that marks his left rib-cage.

11 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

This spontaneous footballer says he can’t wait to ride a motorcycle when he hangs up his jersey. He told us it’s against team rules to get on the speedy two-wheelers. We wouldn’t want him to ruin that gorgeous face and sexy physique either.

12 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

Along with African-American culture, Devin notes that he’s part Native American. “We were part of the Black Foot Tribe,” he says. We’d like to cozy up with him in his wigwam for a few days.

13 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

Devin gets amped for his workouts by listening to the hottest new hip hop mixtapes. His favorite artists right now are Lil’ Wayne and Young Jeezy.

14 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

Dev says for all the trouble he got into as a teenager, he always came out with little or no harm done. “I feel like I must be here for something special. I feel like I have a special angel or something.”

15 of 15 Photographer: Ashley Walker, Stylist: Kareem James

“I love to touch and rub a lot when I like a girl,” Devin admits. “I like a girl who likes that because I can’t be the aggressor all the time.” We’d gladly cuddle up on the couch with this self-professed teddy bear.

For now we’ll have to stalk him on his Website, thomas11.com, or follow him on twitter at twitter.com/devinthomas.

Photography: Ashley Walker
Styling: Kareem James
Lighting: Amery Moultry