The Seattle Seahawks quarterback’s Why Not You Foundation launched a campaign in 2014 to bring awareness to domestic violence. “Pass The Peace” was a viral campaign that called on celebs to donate to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The campaign launched around the time the NFL was facing criticism of how it handled Ray Rice’s scandal. Wilson wrote in a Player’s Tribune op-ed, “As NFL players, we do not play a gentle game. But our hits, our anger, our aggressive behaviors need to be regulated and confined to the field. Recent incidents of domestic violence have forced The League, its fans and the players to take a hard look into our collective conscience. “
Wilson looks just as good in a suit as he does in uniform. Don’t you agree?
Three just became our favorite number!
Wilson doesn’t just leave his mark on the field, but this hunk as heart too. His philanthropic work speaks for itself.
Wilson stands tall on the field, and the ladies take notice. Ciara, did we mention that you’re a lucky, lucky woman?
This cutie really needs no introduction. Any woman who’s a fan of football is a fan of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Can we just call him Cutie Cam?
The one stands for our number one crush!
About those arms….sigh, we’re just speechless.
Newton’s smile will steal your heart in an instant. Oh, baby we love your smile.
Even off the field, Newton is a head-turner.
Say hello to San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, whose already an ESSENCE Eye Candy alum.
And did we mention he looks even better in a suit? Kaepernick is always red carpet ready. Helloooo, handsome!
Kaepernick’s smile is dazzling and it’s one of the attributes his female fans most adore. And, seriously, can you blame them?
Say hello to Kaepernick’s off-the-field chic. Casual, yet sharp and sexy. #Winning
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor earns a spot on this crush list. (And it’s well-deserved.)
Taylor keeps things casual off the field too, but we’re still staring.
Taylor turns heads at practice too. Does he have to put that helmet back on?
Let’s get up close and personal with Taylor.