The dangers of being involved in the sport of professional football have been well documented in recent years. Concerns over issues like concussions and other long term brain injuries are very real. That being said, playing professional football, especially in the NFL, definitely has its upsides.
Firstly, playing in the National Football League, in most cases, provides an opportunity to earn a great deal of money. Granted careers are often short, but with sound financial decision making, some players can make they're earnings last a life time.
Moreover, playing in the NFL will help one gain a great deal of fame and notoriety. The fame can be parlayed into other opportunities like endorsement deals or even a career in broadcastings.
However, one of the best benefits of being a pro football player is getting attention from some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Think about it, NFL players are in great shape, famous, and often quite rich, so they definitely have a great deal to offer.
We’ve seen some the most famous celebrities and beauty queens dating (and in some cases even marrying )NFL players.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at 15 of the hottest females who are involved with some of the biggest names in professional football.
15 Jessie James Decker
Jessie James Decker is the wife of Tennessee Titans wide receiver Eric Decker. The 6-foot-3 wideout also played for the Jets, but is probably best known for his time with Denver Broncos, where he holds the franchise record for most touchdowns in a game with 4. Decker also has the Broncos record for most kick return yardage in a single game, having accumulated impressive 211 yards on December 12, 2010
Jessie James Decker is a pop-country singer and a star in her own right. The 29-year-old is probably best known for 2014 hit “Comin' Home.”
Eric and Jessie were married in June of 2013 and had two children together. The couple was also featured on the E! reality television show Eric & Jessie: Game On.
14 Kristin Cavallari
Reality star Kristin Cavallari is the wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He had a Pro Bowl season with the Broncos back in 2008, before being traded to the Chicago Bears the following season. Cutler would go to spend eight seasons in Chicago but never regained his Pro Bowl form. He briefly retired after the 2016 season, but was lured out of retirement by the Miami Dolphins, after the team lost quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the season due to injury.
Cavallari is best known for starring in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. She also had several small roles in popular TV shows like Veronica Mars.
The couple married in 2013 and have since had three children together.
13 Katherine Webb-McCarron
Katherine Webb-McCarron is the wife of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron. AJ McCarron has primarily served as a backup during his career in Cincinnati and has seen limited playing time as a result. He is best known for being star player during his college days at Alabama, where he led the team to three BCS national titles in 2010, 2012, and 2013 respectively.
Katherine Webb is a beauty queen and former Miss Alabama USA. She became an overnight celebrity when the commentators mentioned her stunning good looks during the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. This lead to Webb becoming a judge for the Miss USA pageant, being asked to cover the Super Bowl for Inside Edition, and even posing in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
The two were wed in Alabama back in 2014 and have one son together.
12 Gisele Bundchen
No list of NFL WAGs would be complete without Tom Brady’s wife, the Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Tom Brady is arguably the best quarterback to have ever played the game. He has led the New England Patriots to an impressive five Super Bowl titles. Moreover, Brady is a two-time NFL MVP, 12-time Pro Bowler, and he led the league in passing touchdowns an impressive four seasons.
Gisele Bundchen is one of the most successful models in the world and has worked with just about every major player in the industry. According to Forbes, Bundchen made an estimated $30.5 million in 2016 alone. Before settling down with Brady, the model had previously dated stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Harnett, and pro surfer Kelly Slater.
The two tied the knot back in 2009 and currently have two children.
Singing sensation Ciara is married to Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson. The 5-foot-11 QB was selected by the Seahawks in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilson won the Rookie of the Year award in 2012, is a three-time Pro Bowler, and led the Seahawks to victory at Super Bowl XLVIII.
Ciara is a highly accomplished recording artist. Her accolades include a Grammy Award, eight Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles, and three MTV Video Music Awards. “I Bet,” “1,2 Step,” and “Body Party” are just a few of her most popular songs.
In July of 2016, Ciara and Wilson got married at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. They have one child together, a girl born in April of 2017. Ciara also has another child from a previous relationship.
10 Candice Crawford
Candice Crawford is the wife of former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo. Romo spent his entire career from 2003 to 2016 with the Dallas Cowboys. The four-time Pro Bowler had an outstanding career in Dallas, where he threw for 34,183 passing yards and 248 touchdowns. While Romo posted impressive numbers, he is sometimes criticized for his lack of playoff success, having never taken the Cowboys to the Super Bowl during his tenure.
Candice Crawford is a beauty queen and reporter. She is also the sister of former Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford.
In 2011, Romo and Crawford were wed at a ceremony which took place at Arlington Hall, which is located in Dallas, Texas. The couple currently has 2 children together, with a 3rd one on the way.
9 Marissa Powell
Marissa Powell is married to New England Patriot’s linebacker Kyle Van Noy. The Brigham Young product was drafted early in the 2nd round back in 2014 by the Detroit Lions, before being traded to the Pats for a 6th round draft pick, during the 2016 season. He played in Super Bowl LI and helped his team defeated the Falcons in their miraculous 2nd half comeback.
Marissa Powell is a former Miss Utah who is best known for her botched answer during the 2013 Miss USA competition. She was asked about income equality regarding women in the work place, but she ended up giving an answer that didn’t address the issue, before pausing and altering her original answer.
Van Noy and Powell were married back in 2014.
8 Aly Raisman
Former NFL tight end Colton Underwood is dating Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, though recent reports indicate the two may be taking a break. Underwood played college football at Illinois State. In 2014 he was signed by the San Diego Chargers as a free agent. He also played for the Eagles and Raiders but never made it beyond being on the practice squad for any of the teams he played for.
Aly Raisman is one of the few WAGs on the list whose fame clearly eclipses her NFL counterparts. The 5-foot-2 gymnast has won six Olympic medals, three of which are of the gold variety.
Their relationship lasted roughly six months. According to Underwood, the two are simply taking a break, so there a chance we could see these two together again in the near future.
7 Jessica Simpson
Singer and reality television star Jessica Simpson is the wife of former 49ers tight end Eric Johnson. Johnson is a former 7th round draft pick out of Yale University. In 2004 he lead the 49ers in receiving with 82 catches for 825 yards. He would eventually lose his starting job in San Francisco to Vernon Davis. He also played briefly for the New Orleans Saints but never caught on and was out of the league by 2008.
Jessica Simpson is a singer whose popularity peaked in the early 2000s. She is also known for appearing on the MTV reality show with her now ex-husband Nick Lachey, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and launched a successful clothing line as well.
The two got hitched back in 2014 and have two children together.
6 Polyxeni Ferfeli
Recent business school graduate Polyxeni Ferfeli is dating New York Giant’s wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham is one of most dynamic receivers in the NFL. He was drafted in 2014 and has already been named to three Pro Bowls. He is arguably best-known for a spectacular one-handed catch he made against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football back in 2014, which some NFL insiders have called the greatest catch ever made. Despite his success, he was drawn criticism at times for his conduct on the field.
In truth, not a great deal is known about Polyxeni Ferfeli. She is an Instagram model who recently graduated from the Regent Business School of London.
Though Beckham hasn’t officially confirmed their relationship, the two have been spotted vacationing in Cancun together.
5 Samantha Ponder
Sunday NFL Countdown host Samantha Ponder is married to former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder. Christian Ponder had a successful college career at Florida State University (FSU), which resulted in him being drafted 12th overall by the Vikings in 2011. Unfortunately, for the Vikings and Ponder at least, he never found success in Minnesota and lost his starting job to Teddy Bridgewater. He went on to play for a number of teams, most recently the 49ers in 2016. Christian Ponder is currently a free agent.
Samantha Ponder (nee Steele) is a longtime ESPN employee. Before the blonde became the host of Sunday NFL Countdown, she was a college basketball sideline reporter and also took Erin Andrews old spot on College Gameday (College Football).
They were married in 2012 and Samantha has since given birth to two children.
4 Julie Johnston
US women’s national team star Julie Johnston recently married Philadelphia Eagles tight end, Zach Ertz. Ertz was a 2nd round pick out of Stanford in 2013. The receiving tight end has been a solid contributor for the team. As a result, the Eagles extended his contract in 2016 for 5 years for an impressive $42 million.
Julie Johnston is an outstanding defender for the United States women’s national soccer team and the Chicago Red Stars. She helped the national team win the World Cup in 2015 and was also a member of the 2016 Olympic squad.
The two met when they were both in college and a Stanford baseball game. They wed on March 26, 2017, in Goleta, California after being engaged for a little over a year.
3 Carmella DeCesare
Carmella DeCesare is the wife of former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia. Garcia was a four-time Pro Bowl QB, who is probably best remembered for his time with San Francisco 49ers from 1999 to 2003, though he played for eight different teams over the course of his career. He threw for 111 touchdowns and had 94.9 passer rating during his time in the NFL.
Carmella DeCesare is best known for her appearances in Playboy magazine. In fact, DeCesare has even named Playmate of the Year in 2004. Die-hard wrestling fans may also remember her brief appearance in the WWE in 2004. She was a member of the Diva Search competition and competed in a Lingerie Pillow Fight match before being released.
DeCesare and Garcia have been married since 2007 and have four kids.
2 Brande Roderick
Baywatch star Brande Roderick is the wife of former NFL linebacker Glenn Cadrez. Cardez spent roughly a decade in the NFL and played for the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Kansas City Chiefs. He recorded 196 tackles and 14.5 sacks before calling it a career in 2002. He even started in the film Hood of Horror, where he first met Roderick.
Brande Roderick is a model and actress who best known for appearing in Baywatch Hawaii and Playboy magazine. The stunning blonde was Playmate of the month back in April of 2000 and would go on to be named Playmate of the Year in 2001.
Cardez and Roderick were officially married in June of 2007. They have two children together, and Cadrez also had three other kids prior to the marriage.
1 Lauren Tannehill
Football wife Lauren Tannehill is married to injured Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The QB has had a solid career with the Dolphins thus far. He has thrown for 18,455 yards and 106 touchdowns and took his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 (last season). Unfortunately, Tannehill suffered an injury during practice prior to the 2017 season and will be out until 2018. The team signed former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in his absence.
Lauren Tannehill is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is known as one of the hottest WAGs in the NFL.
Ryan and Lauren were married in 2012 in a ceremony that took place in Mexico. The couple recently welcomed their first child, a boy, which they named Steel Ryan Tannehill.