Eye Candy: NFL Class of 2010 Superlative Awards

Eye Candy: NFL Class of 2010 Superlative Awards
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 02, 2010

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With the NFL preseason underway, we thought it only right to stare and swoon over some of our favorite players, like wide receiver Sinorice Moss, who can be seen hosting charity events and working with his own Dare to Dream foundation, which helps empower youth to make their dreams come true and succeed in life. A sexy man who’s dedicated to family and community — you’ve got to love that. His Twitter name says it all: @humble83.

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How friendly is Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald? So friendly that he’s got over 500,000 followers on Twitter to date. We love that he’s always tweeting positive quotes. We also love that smile, those smooth dreadlocks and that dimple in his chin. We could go on, but we’ll leave it at that. Be his buddy at @Lfitzgerald11.

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If you like a guy that can command a room, then Bryant McKinnie is your guy. As the ambassador for the Laureas Sports for Good Foundation, the 6’8" cutie knows how to bring all the ballers with the cash to a party. Get an invite at @bigmacvikings.

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In his 6th year with the Dallas Cowboys, running back Marion Barber, 5’11", 218 pounds, is a big mystery to many outside of the Cowboys locker room. He actually prefers it that way. We’re so busy swooning over those beautiful biceps and that manly jaw, but we’d love to hear what those gorgeous lips have to say. He speaks at @24marionbarber.

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Adrian Peterson has got it going on, from his perfectly shaped pecs to the chiseled small of his back. Not to mention, that V is ridiculous. What’d you say? Sorry we were drooling over Adrian’s perfect physique. Please leave a message.

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We think it’s best to watch Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson do his thing on the field while listening to MC Lyte’s “Rough Neck.”
The first RB to have three 85-yard touchdowns in the same season, Johnson— a.k.a. CJ2K — has world class speed. While he didn’t win the MVP title last season, we project more greatness from the record breaking Florida native in games to come. Catch him if you can at @chrisjohnson28

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One thing we can say about this chocolate brother — New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush knows how to make a suit look good. So good that we want to take it off of him, slowly. Check out his profile at @reggie_bush

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It’s not just those intense eyes, and gorgeous lips that make us so attracted to Arizona Cardinals Safety Kerry Rhodes. It’s his timeless, grown and sexy swagger, not to mention broad shoulders and 6’3" stature. What’s not to love? Swoon some more at @kerryrhodes

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With their respective reality shows and Twitter outbursts, you’ve got to wonder if Cincinatti Bengals players Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco are in it for the game or the fame. One thing’s for sure these two outspoken players always keep us chattering with their goings on and funny remarks. For shock value visit @terrellowens or @OGochocinco.

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If the whole football thing doesn’t work out for buff and beautiful New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, there’s no doubt he’ll be fine. The off-the-field entrepreneur hosts an annual financial conference for NFL players called “Jonathan Vilma’s Finacnial 51” to hep fellow footballers manage their money. It’s safe to say that this brother is about his business. Get finance tips at @jonvilma51.

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What’s sexier than a man who travels around the world? How about a big, sexy man with a gorgeous smile who travels around the world participating in extreme sports and enlightening cultural rituals. Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones is for the wanderlust in all of us. Follow him around the world at @DhaniJones

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We want to live inside one of New Orleans Saints Safety Darren Sharper’s perfect dimples. Looking at his smile and that sparkle in his eyes, it’s no wonder that Gabrielle Union fell for him back in 2007. See what he’s smiling about at @sharper42