For non-football fans, Super Bowl Sunday can be a boring day punctuated by fun commercials and a halftime show. But if you’re into sexy studs, there’s plenty to watch when the players are on the field. Here’s a look at the hottest hunks suiting up for each side in this year's big game.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
1. Julian Edelman, Wide Receiver
You’re probably thinking Tom Brady should be at the top of this list. But #11 won the hearts of Pats fans (and anyone with eyeballs) in a big way this season. I mean, did you see that face? Plus, even though he's now a wide receiver, the former college quarterback sometimes does super sexy things like this:
2. Tom Brady, Quarterback
An annual favorite on nearly every list of hottest athletes, the Patriots quarterback may have been dethroned by his #1 receiver, but we still love him. So does his supermodel wife.
3. Rob Gronkowski, Tight End
The Pats’ resident party boy has an adorable face and a body that makes us swoon. Added bonus: he's so hard to tackle that sometimes his pants get pulled down and you can see his "tight end."
4. Jonas Gray, Running Back
In the Patriots' regular season game against the Colts, just one month after being promoted from the team's practice squad, the running back rushed for 201 yards and a franchise-record 4 TDs in one game. That's pretty hot.
5. Michael Hoomanawanui, Tight End
The Pats' #2 tight end is often overshadowed by the Gronk of it all, but he's pretty adorable in his own right. Plus, if you go out with him, maybe he’ll teach you how to say his name.
6. Stevan Ridley, Running Back
Ridley tore his ACL in Week 6 of the 2014 season, which ended his year. We’d happily help him rehabilitate.
7. Jimmy Garoppolo, Quarterback
Backups deserve love too, and it's clear that even when Tom Brady isn’t under center, the Patriots have someone just as good looking (maybe even better looking?!) to fill those cleats.