Top 15 Weirdest Hairstyles in NFL History

The majority of NFL players craft a look and style for themselves that is unassuming, clean-cut, and fairly professional. In their time off the field they don suits, nice shoes, and keep themselves well-groomed. Perhaps one of the most noticeable parts of an athlete’s look is his hair. Yes, while they’re playing, their hair is covered by their helmet for the majority of the time. However, when the helmets come off, an athlete’s hair is there contributing to his look both on the field and off the field.

Well-groomed hair doesn’t mean the same thing for every athlete, and there is some room for playing around with your personal style.  Many athletes go for close-cropped styles, like all-American blonde bruiser J.J. Watt, while others show a little more flair, such as Richard Sherman’s neat and impeccably styled dreadlocks. Long or short, straight or curly, dreadlocks or flowing locks – the options are endless.

Yet somehow, there continues to be athlete after athlete who takes it a bit further, appearing with a hairstyle or haircut that’s just plain weird. The fact that so many NFL players have unusual hairstyles or haircuts is understandable. After all, athletes spend a lot of time in the same few outfits – game attire (uniforms), training attire (athletic gear), and professional pre or post game attire (suits, etc). Athletes may view their hair as one of the places they can stand out in a sea of team mates wearing similar clothing. The athletes on this list have landed upon hairstyles that stand out – however, it’s generally for the wrong reason.

Whether they wanted to express their creativity through shaving intricate designs and using vibrant colours, simply got an unfortunate cut from their hairdresser or their team mates during a rookie hazing, or just want to cultivate a look that stands out to the extreme, here are 15 of the weirdest NFL hairstyles.

15 Tom Brady


14 Domata Peko

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13 Aldon Smith

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12 Tracy Porter


11 Fui Vakapuna


10 Mark Sanchez

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9 Troy Polamalu

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8 Brian Bosworth


7 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


6 Randy Moss


5 Zach Hocker


4 Anthony Dixon

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3 Tiquan Underwood

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2 Antonio Garay

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1 Tim Tebow


While some may argue that a rookie hazing hairstyle doesn’t necessarily count, as the player didn’t select it for himself… no list of weird NFL hairstyles is complete without Tim Tebow’s epic friar tuck cut. Courtesy of his Broncos team mates when he was a rookie, the hairstyle was posted to LenDale White’s twitter and has since been shared over and over again. It’ll be held up in NFL history as other veterans can only hope they can dream up a hazing hairstyle that even somewhat compares to this gem.

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