10 of the Most Stylish Athletes to Ever Play in the Super Bowl

  • Joe Namath

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    Joe Namath

    Super Bowl appearances: 1

    Broadway Joe transcended the game of football in style. He was the first true media superstar in the NFL. Known for rocking fur coats on the sidelines during games, Joe never missed the opportunity to stand out while playing in New York. His claim to fame came when he guaranteed that his Jets would win Super Bowl III in 1969 against the Baltimore Colts and they won. Broadway Joe will forever be a legend.

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  • Deion Sanders

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    Deion Sanders

    Super Bowl appearances: 2

    There will never be another Prime Time. As one of the most electrifying athletes of all time, Deion’s “Prime Time” persona was made for Tv. He came into the league during the boom of the hip-hop era, wearing gold chains, bandanas, and Jheri curls.

    Prime Time had the opportunity to lace it up for two dynasties in the ’90s, the Cowboys and the 49ers, winning championships with both squads. He was a Nike signature athlete during the time of MJ’s reign and held his own with some iconic signature kicks like the Air Diamond Turf, Diamond Turf 2, and the DT Max ‘96. Later in his career he wore customized Air Jordan PEs on the field that would make anyone jealous. Also who can forget his “Must be the Money” video?

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    Michael Irvin

    Super Bowl appearances: 3

    Michael Irvin can be one of the reasons why so many people hate the Cowboys. The hatred did not start with Tony Romo. The thing is, Dallas was the best team early in the ’90s and while they were knocking teams off, they never let any words go to waste. Can you imagine a locker room with two dominant and colorful personalities like Irvin and Prime Time on your team?

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  • Randy Moss

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    Randy Moss

    Super Bowl appearances: 2

    Based upon pure talent, Randy Moss is one of the most gifted players to ever play in the NFL. The game wasn’t accustomed to seeing a guy that tall maneuver that fast like a thoroughbred. It sucks that he never won a ring after playing in two Super Bowls with the Patriots and 49ers. In his early years with the Vikings, Randy was one of the first Air Jordan signature athletes and wore some notable customized Air Jordan PEs on the field.

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  • Tom Brady

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    Tom Brady

    Super Bowl appearances: 5

    When you think about the prototypical quarterback you think of Tom Brady. He will go down as one of the greatest of all time after leading the Patriots to three Super Bowls in the early 2000s. Even today he is still breaking records. While often appearing in fashion catalogues, he is married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, which is enough by itself to get him on this list.

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    Devin Hester

    Super Bowl appearances: 1

    The greatest return man in the history of the game, it is almost impossible to catch Hester on the field. A reason could be that he is always decked out in some exclusive footwear. Hester’s closet of sneakers, a combination of Jordans, LeBrons, and high-end fashion shoes, ranks with some of the best in the league.

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    Victor Cruz

    Super Bowl appearances: 1

    Victor Cruz is perhaps the NFL’s most stylish athlete right now. While you can never put anyone in the same class as Derek Jeter, Cruz has that aura of appeal that makes him beloved in New York. After capturing a championship in 2012 with the G-Men, Cruz’s stock soared. He is a regular in GQ and is constantly at major fashion events around the world. What makes him unique is that he is able to blend high-end fashion attire with his supreme kick collection.

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  • Colin Kaepernick

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    Colin Kaepernick

    Super Bowl appearances: 1

    Kaepernick is up there with Cruz as one of the game’s most stylish guys right now. He also has had his share of success in fashion catalogues. Kaepernick views his style as a way to express himself. In an interview with Haute Living, he said, “I’ve gone into press conferences with snapbacks and vests, which isn’t traditionally what people expect from a franchise quarterback. But it’s part of who I am—part of my style. The other side of the coin is that I can wear a shirt and tie and look nice and professional. To me, what I wear can show a little bit of who I really am. I’m different.” Kaepernick is a true sneakerhead with about 400 pairs of sneakers in his closet.

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  • Larry Fitzgerald

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    Larry Fitzgerald

    Super Bowl appearances: 1

    Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald is one of the most consistent dressers in the NFL. He carries himself like a true professional, which is going to earn him a career in TV after his playing days are over. Fitzgerald knows how to pull off a three-piece suit, which is something that many other players cannot do.

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    Michael Crabtree and Earl Thomas

    Super Bowl appearances: 1 each

    Both San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree and safety Earl Thomas are known for rocking some serious Air Jordan PEs, especially during the biggest games of their careers. Of course, being down with the Jordan Brand gives you a lot of exclusive perks. Last year both donned customized retro Jordan VI cleats. Both cleats featured a black and white upper with their jersey numbers on the heel and the cleat plates matched their respective team colors.

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  • Joe Namath
  • Deion Sanders
  • Randy Moss
  • Tom Brady
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Air Jordan 6

The NFL has honed some of the most charismatic athletes in the world. From Broadway Joe to Prime Time, the league has never lacked swagger on or off the field. Football players are some of the most underrated athletes when it comes to style. The reason can be attributed to the fact that majority of the time they are in helmets and pads. We also don’t get enough close-ups on their cleats during games.

However, wearing some A1 attire has definitely helped shape some players careers on and off the field. Guys such as Victor Cruz and Colin Kaepernick have risen to fame off the field for their stylish closets and fashion sense. While they have gained notoriety for their style, they also have led their respective teams to the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl is the cathedral of sports championships. It is an event that has built legacies while also diminishing some along the way. For every sports fan the game is a national holiday, a time to get the wing platter ready with family and friends.

With the big game coming up this weekend make sure to keep an eye on who is rocking what on the field. You may be surprised that football players have more taste than you think. Check out 10 of the Most Stylish Athletes to Ever Play in the Super Bowl.

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