Saquon Barkley, Charlotte Flair, Jerry Rice Among 2018 ESPN Body Issue Athletes

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2018

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26:  Saquon Barkley of Penn State poses on the red carpet prior to the start of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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A star-studded group of athletes, led by New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley, will grace the pages of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue this month.

According to ESPN.com, Barkley will be joined by the following 15 athletes:

  • Charlotte Flair: WWE Superstar
  • Jerry Rice: NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver
  • Adam Rippon: Olympic figure skater
  • Breanna Stewart: WNBA Seattle Storm forward
  • Sue Bird: WNBA Seattle Storm guard
  • Megan Rapinoe: USWNT and Seattle Reign soccer star
  • Greg Norman: Hall of Fame golfer
  • Tori Bowie: Olympic track star
  • Jessie Diggins: Olympic cross-country skier
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: NBA Minnesota Timberwolves center
  • Dallas Keuchel: MLB Houston Astros pitcher
  • Yasiel Puig: MLB Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder
  • Lauren Chamberlain: Softball player
  • Crystal Dunn: USWNT soccer player
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: MLS LA Galaxy soccer star

Barkley was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, and he has the makings of an NFL superstar.

Flair is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, and she has the distinction of being the first professional wrestler to be in the issue.

Rice is arguably the most accomplished athlete included, with 13 Pro Bowl nods and three Super Bowl wins to his credit.

At 63 years of age, Norman is the oldest athlete to be featured this time.

This year's issue marks the 10th anniversary of the popular look at athletes and the bodies that make them so successful.

The 2018 Body Issue will hit newsstands June 29.

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