Eye Candy: Super Bowl 2012

Eye Candy: Super Bowl 2012
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 25, 2012

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Nothing says commitment like changing your name to match your lucky jersey number. After nine years, Chad Ochocinco left the the Cincinnati Bengals last year to join the New England Patriots’ winning squad. To be honest, we don’t care which team he plays for, as long as he’s on that field.

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Twenty-five-year-old Midwestern heartthrob Devin Thomas plays wide receiver for the New York Giants. Although he scores high with all the fans, those luscious lips and that smooth skin make him irresistible to the ladies in the stands.

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This multi-culti cutie pie plays safety for the New England Patriots. Chung’s father is of Chinese and Jamaican descent and his mother Sophia George, a popular reggae artist in the 1980s, is also Jamaican. The Patriots drafted the 24-year-old hunk in 2009.

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Southern sweetheart Danny “DJ” Ware played college ball in Georgia, but these days he represents the Northeast well. He once was a New York Jets teammate, and he earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. He plays running back.

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Known as “The Law Firm” to fans because of his conglomerate of names, the running back for the New England Patriots ran away with our hearts long ago.

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The sexy and talented New York Giants cornerback has one seriously dazzling smile.

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When we look at this New York Giants wide receiver, only two words come to mind: “More, please!”

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New York Giants bad boy Ahmad Bradshaw hails from Bluefield, Virginia, and before being drafted was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 7 player in Virginia and the No. 28 corner back prospect in the country. Needless to say he’s been doing his thing for the Giants since his move to the big leagues.

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A happily married father of two (his wife is supermodel Giselle Bundchen), Tom Brady never disappoints. He’s been a starter for the New England Patriots the last ten seasons and has helped them earn eight trips to the Super Bowl — three of which they won.

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The 2009 first-round draft pick plays wide receiver for the New York Giants. What is it about those wide receivers? Do the job requirements include being gorgeous and well-built?

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New to the Patriots squad this season, defensive end Mark Anderson is rejuvenating his career and not taking a single moment for granted. “You’ve got to make sure you cherish every moment…because you never know when you’re coming back again,” he said in an interview during the nail-bitingly close playoff season.

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In 2009 linebacker Michael Boley left the Atlanta Falcons and inked a $25 million deal with the New York Giants.

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New York Giants tight end Travis Beckum flashes a winning smile on the red carpet.

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