The perks of being an NFL superstar are plentiful: endorsement deals are copious, red carpet events are the norm, upper-echelon automobiles are available to you at the drop of a hat, premier housing is easily obtainable, and so on and so forth. The NFL has a multitude of superstars ranging from both the offensive side of the ball and the defensive side of the pigskin.
Although seemingly rare, there are examples of superstars who have continued to date their girlfriend after they became famous. One such example is Robert Griffin III, who married his college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat in 2013 (okay, maybe that wasn’t a great example, considering RG3 divorced Liddicoat in favor of a younger, current college student from Florida State by the name of Grete Sadeiko). That was also a bad example, considering the former face of the Washington Redskins is the furthest thing from a superstar today.
Let’s take a look at 15 NFL superstars and who they are dating.
15. Julius Peppers (Claudia Sampedro)
At the tail end of his NFL career at the age of thirty-six, Julius Peppers is still playing at a high level for the Green Bay Packers. When you play at a high level on the field, you reap the rewards off of the field as well. Aaron Rodgers girlfriend Olivia Munn may be the most renown girlfriend of a Packers star, but she isn’t the only one. Peppers has been dating model, actress and musician Claudia Sampedro since 2014. The former North Carolina Tar Heel and Wilson, North Carolina native and Sampedro welcomed a baby boy into the world in 2015. While Peppers gives opposing offenses nightmares, Sampedro can be primarily seen basking in the sun in the Sunshine State on the E! show WAGS Miami.
14. LeSean McCoy (Delicia Cordon)
LeSean “Shady” McCoy’s nickname comes from his mother as she proclaimed that McCoy would be full of joy and happiness one second and the next second he’d be inexplicably crying tears when he was a child. Well, Shady shouldn’t have that problem as long as the beautiful Delicia Cordon is by his side. McCoy may be the more high profile individual in the relationship, but Cordon is far from a bungler in her own right. Cordon is a fashion designer that has a large following as her Instagram boasts over 500,000 followers. Recently, Cordon posted a picture that stated McCoy was crystal clear in making it known that he would be wearing white to their wedding. Wedding bells seem to be in the near future for McCoy and Cordon.
13. Rob Gronkowski (Hailey Clauson)
When it comes the “Gronk” everything has to be taken with a grain of salt. Heck, this man has been linked to the likes of models, adult entertainment stars, cheerleaders and a plethora of females that males yearn for. It’s safe to say that Gronk’s dating resume is rivaled by a very select few. Gronkowski is currently rumored to be dating a model (surprise, surprise) by the name of Hailey Clauson. The two appeared together on the 2016 cover of GQ magazine and Hailey strengthened her profile even further when she landed the cover of the SI Swimsuit issue for 2016. Hailey posts quite frequently to Instagram, but her feed doesn’t show any recent pictures of herself and number eighty-seven. Whether the two are currently dating remains to be seen.
12. DeAndre Hopkins (Colleen Crowley)
The name Colleen Crowley may ring a bell for some as DeAndre Hopkins isn’t the first NFL player she’s dated. Unfortunately for Colleen she once dated the self-proclaimed “Money” Manziel. Even more unfortunate for Colleen is the abuse she endured at the hands of “Johnny Football”. Colleen wouldn’t have found herself on this list if she was still with the former Heisman Trophy winner as he never came close to reaching superstardom in the NFL. Colleen and Hopkins were rumored to have been dating in July of 2016, but there’s no indication that the two are still an item. Neither Hopkins nor Colleen’s Instagram feeds have recent pictures of the two together and the last picture of the two together is in July of 2016 during a trip in Malibu.
11. Aaron Rodgers (Olivia Munn)
Similar to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers’ significant other receives the same treatment as Giselle Bundchen receives. When the Pats are winning, all is good and well in reference to the Brazilian supermodel; on the contrary, when the Pats come up short, Bundchen is public enemy number one. Rodgers is currently dating actress Olivia Munn and has been in an on again off again relationship with her since 2014. Munn, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is four years Rodgers senior at the age of 36 while Chico, California’s Rodgers is 32. Rodgers relationship with Munn is also one that may or may not have divided him from his family as according to brother Jordan, the two don’t have much of a relationship. Moreover, Jordan claims that Aaron has distanced himself from the family.