My Five New Mancrushes from Last Football Season

Nick AllenCorrespondent IApril 5, 2009

IRVING, TX - DECEMBER 14:  Running back Tashard Choice #23 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his touchdown against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at Texas Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Here is a list of my newly developed man crushes from last football season.

Tashard Choice

Choice was drafted in the fourth round of last years draft, three rounds earlier we had taken Felix Jones. After the pick was made, I didn't think much of him, saying to myself, just a guy that will be a non-factor, only on the roster for depth.

Through the first 11 games of the season Choice was basically a non-factor, to be fair he was backing up Barber and Jones.

He was still adjusting to the NFL level of play as well. After losing Marion Barber and Felix Jones to injury, Choice stepped up and solidified himself as a starter. Through the last few weeks of the season he really impressed me. He looked like he was the only player on the team that actually wanted to play football.

Against the Steelers' No. 1 defense, he recorded, 88 yards on 23 carries and five catches for 78 yards. His next two performances were very impressive as well, against the Giants he ran the ball nine times for 91 yards and a touchdown while adding four catches for 52 yards.

Followed by a 90-yard performance on 17 carries adding a touchdown and seven catches for 25 yards against the Ravens. That's three solid performances against three solid defenses.

Hopefully, Dallas turns into a run heavy team. With Jones and Choice, Barber's career just got longer. Congrats Tashard! You are now a member of Nick Allen's highly sought mancrush list.


Roddy White

White showed flashes of greatness in the 2007 season with QB's like Joey Harrington, Byron Leftwich, and Chris Redman. After the Falcons drafting Matt Ryan in last years draft, his stock rose. 

I nabbed him in my fantasy football draft in the sixth round. His first few weeks were mediocre then he went off, five catches for 119 yards and a 70 yard touchdown, this performance was followed by 10 other solid performances.

He was the main reason for my 9-4 record and championship. Plus his name is Sharrod, Shaarrroddd, catchy, huh? That only helps his cause.


Orlando Scandrick

Scandrick was drafted by the Cowboys in last years draft. He was taken in the fifth round out of Boise St. He was definitely not a "household" name when we took him but he was a good corner for us last year and he's still developing.

My mancrush could grow if he does better this year with a larger role now that Henry and Pacman are gone. Boise State's turf is called, "smurf turf" which I think is pretty cool, that helped Scandrick get on the list.


Pierre Thomas

In my fantasy league last year I was a Reggie Bush owner. Bush was doing pretty good for me until he got hurt. That's when I scooped up Pierre, I rode his successes all the way into the playoffs through the championship. Championship week against the Bears, he ran for 87 yards and a touchdown while adding a receiving touchdown.

I actually started off the year hating Pierre. He was vulturing Bush's touchdowns. But, now he's one of my mancrushes. His birthday is December 18th, three days before mine, coincidence? I think so.


Michael Turner

After Pierre's success, I guess people had bigger crushes on him then me. After the season was over, I was offered Michael Turner for Thomas and V-Jax, that made my mancrush on Pierre grow. He was able to help me snag Michael Turner cheap, so thats cool I guess. Oh and Turner had an awesome year. So now he's a mancrush.

Congratulations to every player lucky enough to make this list.