With strength, stamina, and huge sex appeal, Colin Kaepernick was an easy choice to feature on one of the issue’s eight different covers this year. As the NFL’s most sudden rising star during the 2012 San Francisco 49ers season, the 6' 4", 230-pound QB went from a bench warmer to a Super Bowl centerpiece in months. It’s hard not to notice his rifle-for-an-arm, muscular rushing legs, and enviable athleticism on the field—not to mention how fit he looks naked.
When asked about the appeal of posing in the buff, he told ESPN, “Just breaking the standard, breaking the mold. Whether it’s having tattoos, whether it’s playing a different style of offense, I want people to look at me and say, ‘he's successful and he’s doing it a different way.’"
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5 of our favorite athletes among those elected to sport their bods in the buff
5 of our favorite buff bodies among those elected to bare all in The Body Issue 2013.
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