One of my favorite positions in the NFL is the kicker. They normally aren't quite as physically intimidating as the rest of the squad, but the kicker still has the power to make or break a season.
A missed field goal can be a heavy burden to bear when it comes at the expense of a playoff berth.
On the other hand, sending that football directly down the middle of those two yellow posts can whip up a celebratory frenzy faster than bleeding fish in a shark tank. (Gross, I know. I was at a loss for comparisons though).
Even with all of the pressure exerted on these strong-footed men, however, kickers still get no respect. Most people, teammates and coaches included, don't even consider them "real" football players.
I beg to differ.
I previously penned an article rating, in my personal opinion, the top 10 hottest quarterbacks in the league.
Now it's the kickers' turn.
Because kickers are cute, too.
This picture is a few years old, but I had to show why he was included on my list.
Just look at that hair! I love it because it's just as crazy as his personality. I mean, Google the guy's name and about 100 drunk pictures of him pop up.
Not to mention the fact that he has a few rings—of the Super Bowl kind—under his belt.
This man is adorable. Beautiful eyes. Perfect blonde hair. A football background.
Does it get any better than this?
(Well, yeah, starting with No. 8).
Boy, do I hate the Jets.
Jay Feely, on the other hand, can put his shoes under my bed any day. Yes, it sounds old fashioned—blame my mother for that one.
I'm a sucker for black hair and great smiles, and Feely just happens to have both.
He almost looks like an attorney, doesn't he?
Something about him just seems so manly. He's only 5'10", but he projects a much larger image on camera.
And he seems good with kids.
Some people are predicting the Panthers to make it to the big game. I know I wouldn't mind seeing his face all over the television screen for more more than 16 games.
Vinatieri is a classic case of an "Oldie but Goodie." He has one of the most gentle-looking faces in the entire NFL.
But don't be fooled: The guy's got one mean kicking leg. Vinatieri is one of the best kickers in the league and also makes my list for one of the hottest.
This picture just doesn't do this cutie any justice.
He's ruggishly handsome and has the best body of any of the kickers on my list. Plus, he gets points for having to kick in the biting cold winds of Green Bay.
I believe his picture says it all.
For those of you who haven't noticed, however, Hartley has an amazing head of hair and enough boyish good looks to keep the female fans satisfied.
And just look at that adorable smile.
This pretty boy boasts a Super Bowl ring and the most precious set of twin boys the world's ever seen.
He also is charismatic and dresses extremely well. All of these things make for a deadly combination.
I have to admit that I had completely forgotten about Brown. Then, J Wagner brought him up under the article's comment section and I saw a ray of light.
This Seann William Scott (aka "Stiffler" from the American Pie movies) look-alike is absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if he's funny too...
Nugent is another blondie that sets the charts on fire. I really think he's going to look incredible in those Bucs uniforms—red looks like it could be one of his colors.
Of course, he could be wearing a trash bag and I'd still be drooling over him. I'm sure a good portion of the female population will agree with me on this.
No, I didn't pick Neil because he's my fantasy kicker this year. I shouldn't really even have to explain myself with this one.
From top to bottom, this kicker is absolutely perfect. His eyes are entrancing and his hair is amazing.
He reminds me of the other guy I rated first in my quarterbacks edition. You know, that Kurt Warner character.
There must be something about Arizona that attracts all the lookers.
While not extremely attractive in the traditional sense, Mare has a very interesting look about him that causes me to stare.
It could be those eyes.