National Football League players work their hardest, on the field, in order to achieve the goal of winning the Super Bowl. However, many of these men have already made the ultimate catch with their wives or girlfriends. Take a look at the beautiful women behind some of the NFL players.
Kia Proctor and Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton, and Kia Proctor have been dating since 2013. They have 1 child together, Chosen, who was born on Christmas Eve, in 2015. Proctor also has another child from a previous relationship. Kia is a former stripper, however, she has left that life behind to raise her family and support Cam on the field. In 2015, Cam Newton took the Carolina Panthers to the Super bowl, in 2015, was named NFL’s MVP that same year.
Candice Crawford and Tony Romo
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo is married to former Miss Missouri. They met while she was a reporter for Dallas TV, and they began dating in 2009. Romo popped the question on her 24th birthday, in 2010, and they got married in 2011. They had their first son in 2012 and their second in 2014. Many people may also know Candice’s brother, Chase Crawford, who starred as Nate Archibald on “Gossip Girl.”
Leila Lopes and Osi Umenyiora
Former Defensive end Osi Umenyiora certainly found himself a queen in Leila Lopes. Lopes was Miss Universe 2011. They only dated 5 months before Osi popped the question. They married in 2015. Osi played with the New York Giants from 2003-2012, and the Atlanta Falcons from 2013-2014. After retiring from football, in 2015, he joined BBC sport. The couple celebrated their 1 year anniversary in May 2016, with family and friends in Thailand.
Lauren Tannehill and Ryan Tannehill
Lauren and Miami Dolphins quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, both attended Texas A&M. However, they first met while on spring break in Florida in 2009. Lauren and Ryan got married in 2012, just 3 months prior to Ryan getting drafted. They welcomed their first child, a boy, in July 2016. Lauren is an aspiring model. Unfortunately, Ryan missed most of the season this year due to an injury.
Anna Burns Welker and Wes Welker
Anna Burns Welker is married to wide receiver Wes Welker. Anna Burns was Miss Hooters International in 2005. They got married in 2013. Anna made headlines, later that year, after posting, on social media, her strong opinion of Raven’s Ray Lewis, after her husbands team lost to the Ravens in the AFC Championship. She later apologized for her social media rant. Although Wes is currently unsigned by a team, he has played for the Chargers, Dolphins, Patriots, Broncos and Rams.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
Kristin Cavallari rose to fame after appearing on the MTV series “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.” After dating for a year, a postponed wedding and a baby, Cavallari married Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in 2013. Cavallari admits she originally called off the wedding, in 2011, because she had cold feet. They now have a total of 3 children, Camden, Jaxon, and Saylor. The couple’s net worth is $43.5 million.
Ashley Peterson and Adrian Peterson
Ashley Brown and Adrian Peterson got married in the summer of 2014. The two met while they were still in college, at the University of Oklahoma. In 2006, Ashley posed in Playboy magazine’s 2006 “Girls of the Big 12” issue under the name Ashley Thompson. She has also appeared as a model on the tv show “Deal or No Deal.” Adrian has fathered many children, however, him and Ashley have 2 children together.
Lacey Minchew and Matt Flynn
Lacey Minchew is married to Oakland Raiders Quarterback Matt Flynn. Matt previously played for the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. Flynn won a Super Bowl, with the Packers, in February 2011. The two met at Louisiana State University in 2003, during a football game. His wife, Flynn is an ex-LSU Golden Girl and 2009 Miss Louisiana. In November 2012, Flynn asked Minchew to marry him at a Winery in Washington state.
Sanya Richards-Ross and Aaron Ross
Sanya and Aaron Ross could arguably be one of the most decorated couple on this list. Aaron has 2 Super Bowl Rings and track star, Sanya, has 4 gold and one bronze Olympic medal. The 2 met their freshman year at the University of Texas in the cafeteria. They got engaged in 2007 and married in 2010. Aaron was drafted in the first round by the New York Giants in the 2007 draft.
Sasha Dindayal and Antonio Gates
Sasha Dindayal’s claim to fame was appearing in various hip-hop videos including Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and 211’s “Peaches and Cream.” Sasha married San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates in 2011. The have 2 children, Ayla born in 2014, and Aven born in 2015. She recently appeared on the E! hit series “WAGS,” which stands for Wives And Girlfriends of Professional Athletes.
Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski, affectionately known as “Gronk,” is a tight end for the New England Patriots. Camille and Gronk have been seen together on and off for over a year, but the former patriots cheerleader and Gronk seem to be happy currently. Gronk was known as a partier and is rumored as the reason he wasn’t ready to fully commit until recently. Camille has since left cheering and has now been trying to make a career in TV reporting.
Kealia Ohai and J.J. Watt
Houston Texan’s defensive end J.J Watt is currently dating Kealia Ohai. Ohai and Watt met through Kaelia’s sister, Megan, as she is married to fellow Texan player Brian Cushing. Kaelia is a professional women’s soccer player for the Houston Dash, and she also plays for the U.S. National Team. Both Watt and Kealia have endorsement deals with Puma. Although they only began dating in 2016, we see this relationship going far.
October Gonzalez and Tony Gonzalez
October and Tony Gonzalez, who played 17 seasons in the NFL, met when October was a 21-year-old cocktail waitress and she did not know how he was. They dated for 4 years. They had a commitment ceremony in 2007. However, they consider each other husband and wife. Together, they have a daughter and a son, Malia and River. The 2 made headlines when they posed naked in a 2009 PETA ad campaign.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
Former “Playboy” model, and “Girls Next Door” star is married to Hank Baskett. In 2014, their marriage was strained after Kendra discovered Baskett may have had an affair with a transgender model. However, as of March 2016, the couple is doing great. They have one son, Hank IV, and one daughter, Alijah. Hank Baskett played wide receiver with the Minessota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and Indianapolis Colts. Their lives are pretty public as you can follow them on the reality show “Kendra on Top.”
Heather Mitts and A.J. Feely
Although A.J. Feely didn’t see too much action during his professional football career, the same can’t be said about his wife Heather Mitts. Mitts has won three World Cup gold medals with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, and she was also named ESPN’s Hottest Female Athlete in 2004. She retired from soccer in 2013. Feely was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles 2001, however, he also played for the Dolphins, Chargers, Panthers, and Rams.
Miranda Brooke and A.J. Green
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green married his longtime girlfriend and singer, Miranda Brooke in 2015. The two were college sweethearts, however, they met through facebook. They exchanged messages for 6 months before meeting and making it official. He proposed by hiding the ring in one of Miranda’s guilty pleasures, a yankee candle. They announced they were expecting a child on their 1 year anniversary. Their first child, Easton Ace, was born in September 2016.
Samantha Ponder and Christian Ponder
Originally Samantha Steele, this ESPN’s College Gameday star, married Minnesota Viking quarterback Christian Ponder. They met through Twitter, as Christian began direct messaging her, asking various questions. He asked her to marry him by aligning Christmas lights to spell “Marry Me,” outside his home in Minnesota. They got married in a civil ceremony in 2012. After their wedding, they had a meal at Arby’s and then attended an Ugly Christmas sweater party.
Kelly Hall and Matthew Stafford
Detroit Lion Matthew Stafford and Kelly Hall met at the University of Georgia, where Matthew played football and Kelly was a cheerleader. They got engaged in March 2015. They tied the knot in April 2015, in Atlanta, and spent their honeymoon in New Zealand. Stafford is under contract with the Lions through the end of the 2017 season, and he is one of the highest paid players in the NFL.
Abby McGrew and Eli Manning
Eli Manning’s college sweetheart (they both attended Ole Miss) and now wife is Abby McGrew. They got married in 2008, in Mexico, only a few weeks after Eli had won Super Bowl MVP. Aside from football wife, she has a career in fashion as an account executive. They have 3 daughters. Although Eli was originally drafted as the first overall pick in the 2004 draft by the San Diego Chargers, he was traded to the New York Giants, where he has played his whole career.
Kelly Phillips and DeSean Jackson
Kayla Phillips made a name for herself by becoming a social media star. Maybe thats why she was able to meet Washington Redskins wide receiver Desean Jackson online. The two welcomed their first child in October 2015, an event that played out on his reality show “Desean Jackson: Home Team.” Phillips has another son from a previous relationship with Omyn Newkirk. Jackson was drafted by and originally played for the Philadelphia Eagles, but they released him in 2014.
Lilit Avagyan and Reggie Bush
After dating for a year and half, Lilit Avagyan and Reggie Bush had a baby on May 6, 2013. Lilit is a professional dancer. She won the Rising Star Open dance competition in 2010, represented the U.S. in various International events, and also appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” as a guest performer. She is also fluent in 3 languages. Reggie made quite the catch with this one and they got married in July 2014.
Kerri Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Kerri Washington has been acting since 1994. She currently plays Olivia Pope in the hit TV series “Scandal.” However, she also made a major play when she landed Nnamdi Asomugha. They married in June 2013. Other than large events, like their wedding day, and the birth of their children, the two have been able to keep their marriage life private. They are extremely independent and are rarely photographed together. The public still does not with certainty know how they met.
Ashley Harlan and Ben Roethlisberger
Ashley Harlan and Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, knew each other for 6 years, before they got married in 2011. They originally met during training camp in 2005, and had dated on and off since their first meeting. Also, due to religious beliefs they did not live together before they got married. They have 2 children, Benjamin and Baylee. While Big Ben is throwing touchdown passes on the field, Ashley works as a Physician’s Assistant in Pittsburgh.
Laurie Schaub and Matt Schuab
It is only fitting that a former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader is married to the Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Matt Schaub. However, the two met at a charity golf tournament. They married in 2008. Today, they have a charity of their own, GR8 Hope Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide financial and emotional support and bring healing to children with medical needs. They welcomed their first child in 2010, and had twins in 2011.
Tiffany Rivers and Phillip Rivers
Tiffany and Phillip Rivers may have the longest love story on this list. The San Diego Chargers quarterback and his wife, met in the 7th grade, in Alabama. Right after their freshman year of college at N.C. State, they got married, in 2001. In 2002, they had their first child, Halle. Tiffany converted to Catholicism before they got married and the two are devout Catholics. They now have 8 children.
Carmella DeCesare and Jeff Garcia
Carmella DeCesare married quarterback Jeff Garica in April 2007. They have 2 children. Carmella is a former “Playboy” model. She was Miss April in 2003 and was voted Playmate of the Year in 2004. However, today she serves as vice president for Garcia’s charitable foundation, Garcia’s Pass It On Foundation. Jeff Garcia, a 4-time pro bowler, played for many teams during his career, such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Houston Texans.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Pop singer, Jessica Simpson, married Eric Johnson on July 5, 2014, in California. Johnson only waited 6 months before he asked Jessica to marry him. However, they also had a long 4-year engagement! They have 2 children, Maxwell and Ace. The former tight end was picked in the 7th round, in the 2001 draft by the San Francisco 49s, who he played for until 2006. He then played for the New Orleans Saints in 2007.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Tim Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck rose to fame after she appeared on the second season of the reality TV show, “Survivor.” She was then hired by “The View” in 2003 as a co-host. However, she had met her now husband Tim, while they were both at Boston College. They got married in 2002. After playing in the NFL for 7 years, Tim is now a football analyst for ESPN. They have 3 children together.
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers
When actress Olivia Munn, and Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, first met at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2014, Olivia had no idea who he was. However, he must have made a good impression, as the two have now been dating for 2 years. However, it was recently reported that every meeting Munn has with Rodger’s family goes awry. It has caused a strain on the relationship between Rodgers and the rest of his family.
Larissa Johnson and Austin Howard
Larissa Johnson married Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Austin Howard in 2014. They met while they were in college. Howard was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2010. However, he was cut from the Eagles in 2011, and signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He also played for the New York jets for 2 years before making a jump to his current team, in 2014, the Raiders.
Nicole Williams and Larry English
At the end of September 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end, Larry English, proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Williams. His proposal was shown on the last episode of the reality TV show “WAGS.” Her engagement ring has a price tag of over $250,000. Larry English and model, Nicole Williams, have been in a relationship for 4 years. English was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2009. After the Chargers released him, he was picked up by the Buccaneers in 2014.
Marissa Powell and Kyle Van Noy
This former Miss Utah is married to New England Patriots linebacker, Kyle Van Noy. Kyle proposed to Marissa after winning a Brigham Young University game, in his hometown of Reno. The couple went back to his parents’ house, after the game, where she was greeted with rose petals, candles, and close friends and family. They got married in Salt Lake City’s Church of Latter Day Saints Temple. Kyle was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2014, but since 2016, he has played for the Patriots.
Kasey Trione and Lance Moore
Kasey Trione and Lance Moore are expected to get married March 25, 2017, in Newport Coast, California. Lance Moore announced his retirement from the NFL in summer 2016, after more than 10 years in the league. He had the chance to play for the New Orlean Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Detroit Lions, during his career. Trione was previously reported to have a fling with New England Patriot Stevan Ridley. She is also a model and likes to flaunt her poses on her social media.
Jess Gycin and Jimmy Clausen
Jess Gycin and Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen’s relationship is a modern day romance. Jimmy found Jess through a mutual friend’s Twitter account and he began following her. They began dating in 2012 and got married in 2015. Jess Gysin was an All-American volleyball player at USC and she became professional beach volleyball player, in the Cuervo Pro Beach Series. She was named rookie of the year in 2011.
Ashley Moss and Richard Sherman
All-Pro cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman, proposed to to Ashley Moss in June 2015. Although it is not certain how they met, he began appearing on her instagram account in March 2013. Before she began dating Sherman, she was a waitress at the Seattle-based restaurant, Joey’s. They are currently engaged and have 2 children together, Rayden and Avery. Richard Sherman also started his own foundation “Blanket Coverage,” which provide students in low-income communities with school supplies and clothing so they can more adequately achieve their goals.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, proposed to singer, Ciara, after dating for a year, in the Seychelles Islands. They got married in July 2016 in England. Ciara and Russell recently announced they have a baby on the way. This is Ciara’s second child, as she has a son, with her ex-fiancé rapper, Future. Russell Wilson was drafted by the Seahawks, as the 75th overall pick, in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Nicole Pechanec and Andrew Luck
Current Quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck, is dating this athletic beauty, Nicole Pechanec. Nicole was also a standout athlete at Stanford University, as she was a member of the gymnastic team. She also knows her sports as she works as an Associate Producer for NBC Sports and ESPN. As she was home-schooled, Luck once took her to a dance and gave her a corsage as she never attended prom.
Elise Pollard and Golden Tate
Detroit Lion Golden Tate and Elise Pollard are expected to be married on March 11, 2017. He proposed in 2015, in California, on the beach. Golden designed the ring himself. Although rumors spread in early 2015, that he cheated with Russell Wilson’s ex-wife, the couple has moved past that and are still very much in love. Golden played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Seahawks in 2010. In 2014, Golden signed a 5 year deal with the Lions.
Chelsie Kyriss and Antonio Brown
Chelsie Kyriss is currently dating Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown. Antonio Brown has a total of 4 children. Chelsie is the mother of his youngest two. Brown told Fox Sports, “Off the field, he’s [Ben Roethlisberger] always pushing the marriage card on me, wondering when my date is coming.” He also said Ben’s wife is good friends with Chelsie. Antonio was selected 195th overall by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft
Colleen Crowley and DeAndre Hopkins
Colleen Crowley is certainly no stranger to dating NFL players. She is allegedly dating wide receiver for the Houston Texans, DeAndre Hopkins. However, she used to date everyone’s “favorite” player Johnny “Money” Manziel. It was rumored Colleen and DeAndre started dating in July 2016, however it still hasn’t been 100% confirmed by either. Manziel allegedly threaten to kill Colleen and there is now a restraining order against him.
Kaitlin Lowery and Landon Collins
New York Giant’s safety, Landon Collins proposed to Kaitlin Lowery, in March 2016. However, the moment was not a happy one because soon after an ex-girlfriend went to the media. She said he had impregnated 3 other women, who all had their children within days of each other. She also implied he was a deadbeat dad. Hopefully, he cleans up his act and just sticks with Kaitlin.
Breion Allen and Jameis Winston
The 2013 college football Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer is dating Breion Allen. They 2 have been together since 2013. Therefore, she chose to stand by her man even when he was getting sued on rape charges. The suit was settled out of court for almost 1 million dollars. Winston is an incredible athlete and was also selected by The Texas Rangers in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
Elizabeth Barry and Alex Smith
Elizabeth Barry met Alex Smith when she was a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders and he was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Their first date took place at a St. Patrick’s Day festival, after which they went to dinner. They got married in 2009. The moved to Kansas City together when Alex got traded to the Chiefs. They have two sons together, Hunter and Hayes.
Delicia Cordon and LeSean McCoy
Delicia Cordon is currently dating LeSean McCoy. McCoy played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009-2014. He currently plays for the Buffalo Bills. After LeSean and Delicia announced their relationship, ex-boyfriend Marcus Vick took to Twitter. He claimed LeSean had given Delicia herpes. She then accused Marcus of paying someone to cover up a crime he had committed. LeSean and Delicia are reported to have started dating around August 2016.
Mercedes Dollson and Le’Veon Andre
Le’Veon Andre Bell began dating Mercedes Dollson, in 2014. You may remember the two made headlines, also in 2014, when they were pulled over, along with LeGarrette Blount, by police. Bell received charges on marijuana possession. Bell at the time was famously quoted as saying he had no idea you could get a DUI for being high. Mercedes is, no surprise, a model and is from California.
Marina Kearse and Jermaine Kearse
Jermaine Kearse certainly made his best catch when he found wife Marina Kearse (maiden name Ventura). Jermaine is wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and a Super Bowl Champion. On their first date, they went bowling. She ended the night giving him a side hug and pat on the back. However, his bowling skills must have been better than he thought because a few years later, in 2015, they were married.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
Gisele Bundchen is synonymous with beauty, and she is married to New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady. The two are the ultimate power couple as Gisele is one of the most successful supermodels and Brady is one of the most successful NFL players (with 4 Super Bowl rings). They have 2 children, seven-year-old Benjamin and four-year-old Vivian. Although it was reported their marriage was on the rocks in 2015, they are now going strong.
Adriana Lima and Julian Edelman
Victoria Secret supermodel Adriana Lima is dating New England Patriot’s wide receiver Julian Edelman. They met in the summer of 2016, in Miami, through Edelman’s teammate, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. They have been dating ever since then. Lima has dated other athletes including NBA player Marko Jaric and boxing coach and trainer Joe Thomas. Sources say the two are just getting to know each other and seeing where their relationship goes.
Katherine Webb and A.J. McCarron
Like a few others on this list, quarterback A.J. McCarron and former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb were originally introduced through twitter. They began dating in late 2012 and got engaged and married in 2014. They had their first child in 2016. McCaron played college football at the University of Alabama and was the first quarterback to win back-to-back consensus national championships in the BCS. He was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round in the 2014 Draft.
Jessie James and Eric Decker
Jessie James is a country pop singer, who married wide recover Eric Decker in 2013. They originally met, like many other “normal” people, through a mutual friend. Also in 2013, they had a reality show on E! “Eric and Jessie: Game On!”. Unfortunately, Eric was only able to play in 3 games in the 2016 season, with the New York Jets, before getting hurt. They have 2 children, Vivianne Rose and Eric.