25 Athletes Who Look Homeless

Zack Pumerantz@z_pumerantzAnalyst IIINovember 9, 2011

25 Athletes Who Look Homeless

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    As prolific as many athletes are on the field, some of them seem to lack that killer instinct when it comes to personal tidiness.

    Whether it be excessive facial hair, gaps in their teeth or simply a disheveled sweatshirt, these athletes seemingly crave a decrepit appearance.

    While it may improve their respected intimidation on the field, their lack of togetherness in regards to attire and hygiene is feared by the rest.

    Here are 25 athletes—including two coaches—who look homeless.


25. John Daly

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    When walking the streets of a large city, it's not rare to see a shoeless and shirtless homeless man dancing about, attempting to receive some sympathetic money in exchange.

    John Daly may garner plenty of attention for his long drive and colorful outfits, but their was a time when the professional golfer smoked like a chimney and drank heavily.

    Apparently things got a bit out of control.

24. Atari Bigby

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    As an NFL safety, Atari Bigby is undeniably fearless and relentless in his pursuit of ball carriers.

    However, intimidation plays a significant role in defeating opponents both mentally and physically, and Atari Bigby clearly has dominated the art of scaring the camera.

23. Marshawn Lynch

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    While he is known for the "beast mode" he exerted against the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the playoffs last season, Marshawn Lynch undoubtedly has a secret to his game that scares away defenders.

    With 3,736 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns in his career, the current Seattle Seahawks tailback has clearly found a bit of success since leaving Cal.

    Perhaps body odor plays a role in his dominance.

    He certainly has the look to compliment the smell.

22. Greg Oden

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    While it may be too early to tell, many fans undoubtedly consider 2007 first-overall pick Greg Oden to be a bust considering he's only appeared in 82 games in three years due to injuries.

    His suits often appear pristine, his smile exuberant, but his beard and aging demeanor undoubtedly contrast his togetherness.

    He likely looked this mature when he was three years old.

21. Pau Gasol

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    As a two-time NBA champion and four-time All-Star, Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol has certainly garnered plenty of respect around the league.

    While most respect him for his relentless play around the rim, others likely fear him for his seemingly ominous nature.

    This is undoubtedly the same look he would express if someone ignored his request for a quarter.

20. Shaun White

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    He may be a two-time Olympic gold medalist, but pro boarder Shaun White clearly hasn't mastered his look.

    Oddly reminiscent of Raggedy Ann, White doesn't seem too pleased with his repertoire during this shot.

    Perhaps the long hair is a superstitious chore.

19. Mike Commodore

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    It's hard to decide whether this afro-beard combination is glamorous or unfortunate.

    However, we'll assume that 6'5" defenseman Mike Commodore doesn't regret the time he sported his famous look.

    These days, however, he's just another average player.

18. Delonte West

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    LeBron James' lack of a championship may anger him deep down, but it's likely his mother's affiliation with this strange individual that haunts him most.

    As a solid backup for most of his career, Boston Celtics guard Delonte West undoubtedly wanted to hear his name mentioned with the top players in the game.

    Sleeping with the mother of "The King" is certainly a start.

17. Daniel Carcillo

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    While his 986 career penalty minutes officially make Daniel Carcillo an enforcer in the NHL, his lack of teeth and disturbing smile are what truly instills fear in his opponents.

    Some may question why he hasn't fixed his teeth, and others wonder how he even made it to the pros, but either way he's appreciated for his flaws.

16. Bill Belichick

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    He may have 167 career regular season wins and three Super Bowls, but New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is known more for the raggedy cut-up hoodie sweatshirt that he sports during games.

    With his sleeves seemingly self-altered and hood often on during the snowy Boston days, Belichick continues to show the NFL world why he deserves an Academy Award for best homeless man.

    All he's missing is a piece of cardboard, a marker and a can.

15. Rey Maualuga

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    After a prosperous career at USC, linebacker Rey Maualuga hasn't seen the same type of elite success with the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL, considering his solid, yet unspectacular 176 tackles in three seasons.

    He may want to approach the clean-cut look that he featured in college, although this certainly keeps him warm during the cold months.

14. Ricky Williams

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    If it wasn't for his 9,787 career rushing yards, Ricky Williams and his disheveled beard would undoubtedly garner a plethora of odd stares.

    When his beard transitioned from solid to overwhelming, the prolific running back essentially gave up on pleasing fans.

    Run, Ricky, run.

13. Joakim Noah

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    He may have been a two-time NCAA champion—including being named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 NCAA tournament—with the Florida Gators, but after being drafted with the ninth overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft, Joakim Noah looked like a mom on welfare who had just won the lottery.

    Desire feels like that to some people.

12. Kimbo Slice

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    While he does look a bit too homeless to actually be without a home, Bahamian-American boxer and mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice does a great job of deceiving his audiences.

    Given that he first garnered attention for his online street fights, it is likely that he realistically appreciated any change that was given to him following his brutal battles.

    His story from actually homeless to MMA stardom is quite inspirational.

11. Paul McQuistan

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    If his head was fully shaved, nobody would question it, but with the baffling hairdo that starts midway, fans can't help but shake their heads.

    Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Paul McQuistan may be 6'6" and 315 pounds, but it's his Chucky-esque demeanor that makes him the last person fans want to meet in an alley.

10. Rob Ryan

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    Without the eager reporters present, this is seemingly the shot of a deprived man pondering the details of his next meal.

    Now the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, Rob Ryan—like his brother—gets straight to the point with his grunge look.

9. Ronaldinho

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    He may be a two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and part of Pele's FIFA 100, but Ronaldinho seemingly puts more time into his jungle look than he does his game.

    The endless hair, inverted teeth and oblivious smile compliment his stellar game nicely.

8. Jayson Werth

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    After signing a seven-year, $126 million contract in December of 2010 to become the Washington Nationals' right fielder, Jayson Werth knew he wouldn't have to worry about living on the sidewalks of his his hometown Springfield, Illinois.

    However, that clearly didn't stop him from playing the role of Tarzan during his first season in D.C.

7. Keith Jardine

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    This looks like both a man who won a vicious street fight with a fellow bum and a professional MMA fighter who is known for his victories over Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.

    While it may only be the latter, Keith Jardine seems like he's had plenty of practice fighting on the streets of Montana before turning pro.

6. Alexander Ovechkin

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    His 307 goals at the tender age of 26 make Alexander Ovechkin unquestionably one of the top players in the game, but his lack of teeth and frizzy haircut cause him to be curiously observed.

    He may elude defenders on the ice, but Ovechkin can't avoid the camera and confused fans.

    His medical coverage can certainly pay for new teeth and scissors.

5. Randy Moss

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    He may hold the NFL single season touchdown reception record with 23, which he achieved in 2007, but former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss is arguably more effective as a beggar.

    If his post-career doesn't work out for him, asking for change might have to suffice.

    Aside from being 6'4", he could easily go unnoticed.

4. Johnny Damon

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    Whether he's following a biblical requirement or testing the caveman look out is still up in the air, but either way former Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon clearly loves to resemble a prophet. 

    The 231 homeruns and 1,120 RBI he's hit during his career may separate him from the rest of the pack, but it's his lack of tidiness that makes him elite.

3. Dmitri Young

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    The former Detroit Tigers first baseman has that secretive expression on his face that exudes craziness.

    Considering he retired at the beginning of last season, fans still remember his odd, yet comical look.

    While he did have 171 home runs and a .292 average in his career, he will always be remembered for his baffling ways.

2. Brett Keisel

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    While he does have 285 tackles and 19.5 sacks in his career, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel is undeniably known more for his stellar beard.

    As it began to conquer the rest of his face, his ability to ask for change improved.

1. Ed Reed

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    This seven-time Pro Bowler's reckless style not only creates constant fear in his opponents, but Ed Reed's fearlessness reeks of his determination to stay in the league.

    That shouldn't be hard, considering the Baltimore Ravens safety was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and has the NFL record for the two longest interception returns.

    Off the field though, Reed could be just another intensely-bearded homeless man.