8 Hottest Super Bowl Players More Fun to Watch Than the Commercials (PHOTOS)

Jill Baughman | Jan 29, 2013 Breaking

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Brendon Ayanbadejo
Hey, did you hear that the Super Bowl is going down this weekend? Fun times! You'll probably want to tune in for the commercials, the halftime performances, the exciting game ... and the good-looking players, perhaps? Why not, right? They'll all be running around hitting each other in tight pants, after all. Could be worse ways to spend your Sunday.

Especially if you have no real affinity toward the Baltimore Ravens and/or the San Francisco 49ers, maybe familiarizing yourself with the hottest players could get you more invested in the game (hey, I said maybe). 

Someone had to do it, but we went through all the rosters for each team playing in the Big Game this year and picked out the sexiest guys in the bunch. You know you want to see it.

From living football legends to abs that go for miles (just look at Brendon's) to toothy grins that are sure to light up your computer -- and eventually television -- screens to dads watching over their sick son (nothing sexier than that!), these eight guys are the ones to watch for. After fanning yourself off and wiping away your drool, hope you enjoy the Super Bowl this Sunday!

Who do you think is the best-looking player on each team in this year's Super Bowl? Hard question, I know.


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  • Joe Flacco


    Sure, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may kind of have a "ya duh?" look about him, but he's got piercing baby blues and has endured enough criticism that you can't help but cheer for him during what's most likely the biggest moment of his up-and-down career.

  • Colin Kaepernick


    This 25-year-old San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, is taking the NFL by storm. From his humongous biceps to brown puppy dog eyes to his myriad of tattoos, fan girls just can't get enough of this stud.

  • LaMichael James


    LaMichael James, former Oregon Duck, is currently a running back for the San Francisco 49ers. And his 15-yard touchdown run in the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons was his first TD since playing for Oregon. His patience as a rookie has definitely been rewarded ... and he could walk away on Sunday with a Super Bowl ring! Still, at least he's got his good looks and swagger, as you clearly can see.

  • Ray Lewis


    As much as it pains me as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan to put Ray Lewis on this list, I had to do it for all you Ravens fans. Sure, the dude's controversial, but he's been a cornerstone on the Ravens defense for as long as I can remember, he's charismatic, he's good-looking, and he's planning to retire with a bang after the Super Bowl. Plus dude's got a great pre-game dance.

  • Vernon Davis


    Vernon Davis is a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers. A first round draft pick, he signed a 5-year, $23 million deal -- making him the highest paid TE at the time. And, yeah, he's in quite good shape. Believe it or not, he was a studio art major at Maryland and is a huge fan of curling! And on top of all that, look how stylish he is on "Fashion Friday." Haha I die.

  • Dennis Pitta


    Dennis Pitta is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. He's a scholar athlete, went to Brigham Young University, and has a warm, friendly smile (hey, this is a post about looks, these superficial comments are inevitable!). He even participated in a Mormon mission in the Dominican Republic, so he had to take off two years during his college football career. Expect to see QB Joe Flacco rely heavily on this talented and fun to look at 27-year-old.

  • Chris Culliver


    Chris Culliver is a cornerback for the 49ers. But he's a super grateful guy due to a near death experience a couple years ago. Of course, it's clear he's in excellent shape and is hot and has an amazing career to boot, but he's also got malignant hyperthermia, a rare condition brought on by general anesthesia. When he was getting surgery for his shoulder, he went into cardiac arrest and had to spend the next three days breathing through a ventilator. "After you go through that," he said, "you cherish every day."

  • Brendon Ayanbadejo


    Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, has been making headlines recently due to his stance on gay rights. He wants to use the Super Bowl as a platform to advocate gay-marriage and push for ALS research. If you think that's sexy, just check out his abs. Then, if you can look past that, his 22-month-old son, Amadeus Prime, will undergo major surgery this spring to correct a congenital heart condition. Until then, Ayanbadejo said he won't truly feel like a winner. Sigh. What an amazing dude!

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