Despite the NFL players' national anthem protests, the NFL is still viewed as America's favorite sports. The NFL is also a professional sports league whose players have some of the hottest WAGs in the nation. Don't get us wrong, there are athletes in the NBA, NHL and MLB who have managed to land smokin' hot ladies even if they're less than average in the looks department. But there's just something special about NFL WAGs.
If you're a longtime NFL fan, you've probably heard of New England Patriots quarterback and five-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady, and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, who used to be the highest-paid model in the world with a salary of $30.5 million in 2016. Now, fashion model and Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Kendall Jenner, has dethroned Bundchen with a whopping $22 million salary in 2017. But you're still aware of Bundchen as Brady continues to shine in the football world.
You've probably heard of free agent quarterback, Christian Ponder, too. But only because of his sizzling sportscaster wife, Samantha Ponder (nee Steele), who currently works as a host on Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.
There are other hot NHL WAGs that aren't standing beside their man as equals, you just haven't been digging hard enough. From former Playboy Playmate Carmella DeCesare to dance teacher Lilit Avagnan, we're pretty sure you're going to have the hots for these stunning beauties.
With that being said, here are 15 NFL WAGs you've never heard of.
Lilit Avagnan (Reggie Bush's Wife)
NFL running back Reggie Bush had a tumultuous two-year relationship with reality television star, Kim Kardashian, from 2007 to 2009 after meeting Kardashian through NFL quarterback Matt Leinart, who introduced them to each other at the 2007 ESPYs. Bush has then went on to find happiness with his wife, Lilit Avagyan, who works as a dance teacher.
Like Kardashian, Avagyan is an Armenian stunner, so Bush's kids look similar to his ex-girlfriend's kids...But as long as he's happy, we'll be happy too. He seems to be a happy father and husband with three children (one daughter and two sons).
Carmella DeCesare (Jeff Garcia's Wife)
Carmella DeCesare may not be a household name, but she is a model who has posed for various magazines. She was <em>Playboy </em>magazine's Miss April 2003 and Playmate of the Year in 2004. She was also featured in the players' WAGs section in the 2008 <em>Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue</em>. As you can see, she's on the lists for a reason.
DeCesare is of Italian and Puerto Rican descent and 12 years younger than Jeff Garcia, but the mixed beauty has managed to keep a low-key profile while out and about with her former NFL quarterback husband, who was named to the Pro Bowl four times, and their four children (two daughters and two sons). Good for her!
Anna Burns (Wes Walker's Wife)
Wes Welker currently works as an offensive assistant for the Houston Texans' coaching staff, but he has had quite a career as a wide receiver, mainly with the New England Patriots, whom he played for from 2007 to 2012. He led the NFL in receptions in 2007, 2009 and 2011. He also had three consecutive 110-reception seasons (and a total of five). In addition, he was named to the Pro Bowl five times, all with the Patriots.
Welker has been winning off the field. He tied the knot with Anna Burns in 2012. Burns is a former swimsuit model who was named Miss Hooters International in 2005. While she's a gorgeous gal with a dazzling smile, don't let her looks fool you, as she has called out former linebacker, Ray Lewis, for not being a role model. Lewis has six kids from four different baby mamas, and more importantly, has carried out alleged murders (and was ultimately acquitted in the murder trial).
Claudia Sampedro (Julius Peppers' Girlfriend)
Julius Peppers is a defensive end who currently plays for the Carolina Panthers. Previously, Peppers played for the Chicago Bears from 2010 to 2013 and the Green Bay Packers from 2014 to 2016.
Peppers has been named to the Pro Bowl nine times, but he's also winning off the field. He's been dating model and <em>WAGs Miami</em> star, Claudia Sampedro, since 2014. Sampedro has been serving as the stepmother of his son, Elijah, whom he fathered with his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Lia Ames. Not the best move, but at least he didn't downgrade to an ugly ho, right? Sampedro is of Cuban ancestry and a Kim Kardashian-lookalike.
Kia Proctor (Cam Newton's Girlfriend)
Chances are, you've heard of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Newton is 28 years old, but he has a pretty darn good football resume. He has been named to three Pro Bowls in 2011, 2013 and 2015. He has also made an appearance in Super Bowl LIII, where he was named the NFL MVP.
But did you know Newton has been dating his longtime girlfriend, Kia Proctor, since 2013? The couple have two children together. Proctor has a child from a previous relationship, but she's still a super fine lady! No word on what she does for a living, but it doesn't matter as she continues to look good as a mother of three.
Elise Pollard (Golden Tate's Wife)
Golden Tate is a wide receiver and the son of former Tennessee State wide receiver Golden Tate Jr., who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 120th overall pick in the fifth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Like his father, he pursued a football career. He played college football at Notre Dame from 2007 to 2009 and moved onto the Seattle Seahawks, who selected him with the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and signed a five-year, $31 million contract with the Detroit Lions in 2014.
Off the field, Tate hasn't had much luck on the dating scene... He reportedly slept with Russell Wilson's ex-wife, Ashton Meem, in 2015. He viciously denied the rumors, but who knows what could've happened?
Anyways, Tate tied the knot with his girlfriend, Elise Pollard, in 2017. According to her LinkedIn account, Pollard works as a director of business development at Harvey Nash in Los Angeles, California. Pollard is a working professional who also has the fiery looks to cool a freezer full of ice-cold drinks. Let's hope for the best for this couple.
Kelly Hall (Matthew Stafford's Wife)
Matthew Stafford is a quarterback for the Detroit Lions, a NFL team with talented players, just bad luck—especially during the playoffs. As of 2017, he's the highest-paid player in league history, signing a five-year, $135 million extension on August 28, 2017.
Stafford's wife, Kelly, also has some quality genes—and we're not just talking about her athletic genes from her brother (former NFL player). Kelly met her future husband at University of Georgia, where she was a cheerleader and he was the quarterback of the Bulldogs' football team. Kelly became a mother to identical twin girls, Chandler and Sawyer, in 2017. But Kelly is still a hot mama with a super hot body.
Stafford may not be winning on the field, but he's winning off the field with his ravishing wife.
Sarah Hinton (Garrett Celek's Wife)
Unless if you're a diehard San Francisco 49ers fan, you've probably never heard of tight end, Garrett Celek, and his wife, Sarah Hinton, a waitress turned Hooters calendar girl. Hinton went on to participate in the 2010 Miss Hooters competition as well as the 2012 Hooters Dream Girl Aruba competition.
Hinton just happened to meet Celek while working at Hooters. The couple tied the knot in 2014. While she no longer works at Hooters, she continues to be a blonde stunner with interesting hobbies like surfing and bow hunting. Without a doubt, Celek got lucky with this hot babe.
Candice Crawford (Tony Romo's Wife)
Critics and fans can say whatever they want about CBS Sports broadcaster and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but they can't deny his wife Candice Crawford is really hot! Crawford was named Miss Missouri USA and went on to compete at the Miss USA pageant in 2008. Crawford also worked as a journalist at KDAF in Dallas, Texas.
The couple has three sons, but Crawford continues to look pretty. Although Crawford wasn't the first blonde Romo has cozied up to, as he previously dated Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson, she still seems to be a wonderful mother in more ways than one.
Courtney Eckhart (LaMichael James' Girlfriend)
Courtney Eckhart proves females can possess both beauty and brains. Eckhart was born in Corvallis, Oregon, became a college football cheerleader at University of Oregon and graduated from the college with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. According to her LinkedIn profile, she works as a legal manager for Housing Realty Advisors.
Eckhart is also the longtime girlfriend of LaMichael James, a free agent running back who most recently played for the Miami Dolphins in the 2014-15 NFL season. Previously, he played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2012 to 2014. He's out of a job at the moment, but we're pretty sure he doesn't mind seeing this blonde beauty on a regular basis. He definitely landed a tremendous lady.
Elaina Watley (Victor Cruz's Fiancee)
Victor Cruz is currently a free agent wide receiver, but he most recently played for the Chicago Bears in 2017. Previously, he played for the New York Giants from 2010 to 2016 and was part of a Super Bowl-winning team who won Super Bowl XLVI with a close 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots.
While Cruz isn't married to his fiancee Elaina Watley, the couple still has one daughter, Kennedy, together. That doesn't mean their soon-to-be marriage is holding itself up though.
Watley allegedly sent a group text to Cruz's mistresses in 2015 that said: "Hello ladies, this is elaina Victor cruz’s fiancée...You all know about me and I seem to be the topic of conversations with vic. I’m sure he’s told you many of things about us and how we don’t exist but given the fact that you all meet him in hotel rooms only, we all know that’s a lie, just as he tells me you all are whores and mean nothing to him."
Watley added: "I figured since you all know about me, then I should introduce each one of you to each other so we can all know who we have all been f—-ing for the past several months,” the text continues. “So ladies meet one another and feel free to exchange notes.”
The situation wasn't easy for Cruz, who was recently spotted on a lunch date with Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. But why would he ditch an independent woman with beauty and brains for a cheap fling?
Kasey Trione (Lance Moore's Wife)
Lance Moore is a former wide receiver who played over 10 seasons in the NFL. He played college football and majored in business at University of Toledo. He has a younger brother, Nick, who plays for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a wide receiver.
Moore retired as a New Orleans Saint, but he has been enjoying the post-retirement life as he married his girlfriend, Kasey Trione, in 2017. Trione is reportedly a model, which would be a perfect fit for a brunette beauty like her. Trione also has a fit, toned model that can make just about any bikini look good. We're glad Moore put a ring on it.
Brande Roderick (Glenn Cortez's Wife)
Glenn Cortez is a former linebacker who played 11 seasons in the NFL, mainly for the Denver Broncos from 1995 to 2000. He was a starter in Super Bowl XXXIII. He played college football at University of Houston.
Cortez is also married to the lovely Brande Roderick. Roderick is a model and actress who is best known for her appearances in Playboy and Baywatch. She was chosen as Playmate of the Month in 2000 and Playmate of the Year in 2001. While Roderick is older than the other WAGs on this list at age 43, she still looks every bit the foxy mama of one that men fantasize about. Who can't resist her flat abs, long legs and mesmerizing eyes?
Jennifer Walcott (Adam Archuleta's Wife)
Here's another older couple who can prove they still got it. Former safety Adam Archuleta, who played for seven seasons in the NFL, and his wife, Jennifer Walcott, who is best known for being <em>Playboy</em> magazine's Playmate of the Month in August 2001.
Archuleta didn't have much success in the NFL, but he currently works for CBS Sports Network as an analyst. He also made the right choice by deciding to marry Walcott and having a child with her. Walcott is a mixed beauty of Italian, Irish and Polish descent. There's a reason why she was a cheerleader and a dancer growing up before she moved on to become a professional model.
Yasmine Nicole Lee (Dak Prescott's Girlfriend)
Dak Prescott's Dallas Cowboys missed the playoffs for the first time since 2015 with a 21-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in their Week 16 game on December 24, 2017.
But that shouldn't be a problem as Prescott is reportedly dating an Instagram model, whose name is Yasmine Nicole Lee. Lee has over 70,000 followers right now. It's obvious why Prescott is attracted to her, but he allegedly abstained from sex with Lee until after the Cowboys' season is over. Why? He just wants to focus on football during the NFL season and not deal with the baby mama drama that other players have to deal with.
Prescott certainly made the right choice in talking to Lee because she seems to be a unique beauty with glorious curls and a perfect body to match. We hope they'll last for a long time.