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21 Pro Athletes Who Dated Playboy Playmates

by: Esteban On  Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tags:  Athletes   Models   Playboy   WAGS   Women  

athletes who dated playboy playmates

We all know that pro athletes do extraordinarily well with the ladies. There’s just something about being rich and talented that attractive women find irresistible. However, not all athletes have the same taste in women. Some go for exotic supermodels, others find themselves drawn to classy beauty queens, and others still just can’t resist Victoria’s Secret models. Then, of course, there are those who go for the all-American girl nextdoor, home town sweetheart types.

Another distinct category of gorgeous women that some athletes find particularly enchanting? Playboy Playmates. Over the years, a number of pro athletes have dated women who have appeared in the pages of Hugh Hefner’s famous men’s magazine. Some even married them. And today we’re going to take a look at some of these athletes. Though by “take a look at these athletes” I actually mean “take a look at the women they dated.”

Ready to start? Great. And don’t worry, these are all SFW images. However, that doesn’t mean your boss is cool with you reading about Playboy Playmates. So use your discretion.


21. Shannon James (Hunter Pence)

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With Brian Wilson gone, Hunter Pence is now the weirdest looking member of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. However, that didn’t stop him from dating Shannon James for a little while. She was Miss May 2007.


20. Kendra Wilkinson (Hank Baskett)

20 kendra wilkinson (hank baskett)

Technically, Kendra Wilkinson was never a Playboy Playmate. However, she lived at the mansion, was on that TV show The Girls Nextdoor, and she appeared naked in the magazine, so I say she counts. In any case, since 2009 Kendra has been married to Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett.


19. Brande Roderick (Owen Pochman)

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Owen Pochman only played in the NFL for three seasons. And he was a kicker. But somehow, the guy managed to date the 2001 Playmate of the year, Brande Roderick, for a while back in 2002 and 2003.


18. Alicia Rickter (Mike Piazza)

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Mike Piazza’s Wikipedia page describes him as being a devout Roman Catholic. It also described how he married former Playboy Playmate Alicia Rickter back in 2005. So that’s funny.


17. Kiana Kim (Pete Rose)

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Not long after separating and filing for divorce from his second wife, to whom he was married for 20 years, baseball’s all-time hits king started dating Kiana Kim in 2011. I’m not sure if Kim ever actually appeared in Playboy, or if the media just took the fact that Rose mentioned her trying out for Playboy and ran with it. But now everyone calls her a former Playboy model, so I’ll just go with it.


16. Carrie Stevens (John Elway)

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Legendary Broncos quarterback John Elway dated Carrie Stevens (a.k.a. Miss June 1997) some time between divorcing his first wife in 2003 and marrying his second wife in 2008. Apparently, in addition to her attractive figure, Elway was attracted to Stevens because she had no idea who he was.


15. Taylor Higgins, a.k.a. Lexi Ray (Chipper Jones)

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Chipper Jones is a bit of a hound dog when it comes to the ladies. His first marriage ended after his wife found out about an 18 month affair with a Hooters waitress that produced a son in 1997. He then married again in 2000, only to divorce his second wife right after retiring at the end of last season. Immediately after that? Chipper started dating Taylor Higgins, a Playboy model who goes by the name Lexi Ray. (Yep, she’s a little bit younger than Chipper.)


14. Torrie Wilson (Alex Rodriguez)

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A-Rod started dating former WWE Diva and Playboy Playmate Torrie Wilson back in 2011, and they’ve been together ever since. (I guess she doesn’t mind the shrunken genitalia from all the steroids he’s used.)


13. Meghan Allen (Devin Harris)

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Like Kendra Wilkinson, Meghan Allen was never technically a Playboy Playmate. She was a Playboy Cyber Girl of the Month back in 2007. But, you know, close enough. She dated NBA guard Devin Harris for a while back in 2009 when he was still with the New Jersey Nets.


12. Laura Cover (Aaron Boone)

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In 2002, Aaron Boone married Miss October 1998, Laura Cover. In 2003, he hit his famous walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th against the Red Sox Game 7 in the ALCS. Coincidence?


11. Hope Dworaczyk (Jason Kidd)

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In between really hot wife #1 (Joumana Kidd) and really hot wife #2 (Porschla Coleman), Jason Kidd dated Playboy Playmate Hope Dworaczyk for a little while. I’m not sure whether the relationship came about because of this photo of Hope in a painted-on Jason Kidd Mavericks jersey, or the photo of Hope in a painted-on Jason Kidd Mavericks jersey came about as a result of the relationship.


10. Lauren Anderson (Reid Brignac)

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Reid Brignac may just be a journeyman MLB shortstop (currently with the Colorado Rockies), but he’s got the wife—Miss July 2002—of a superstar.


9. Jaime Edmondson

9 jaime edmondson (evan longoria)

Speaking of superstars, Evan Longoria has been dating Jaime Edmondson, Miss January 2010, for a while now. It looks pretty serious.


8. Heather Kozar (Tim Couch)

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Heather Kozar was Miss January 1998 and Playmate of the Year in 1999. She’s married to ex-NFL QB Tim Couch, one of the Cleveland Browns’ many NFL draft busts.


7. Jennifer Walcott (Adam Archuleta)

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Miss August 2001 is of Italian, Irish, and Polish decent, which explains her exotic look. She’s married to free agent NFL safety Adam Archuleta, formerly of the Rams, Redskins, Bears, and Raider. Obviously, at this point the 35-year-old should just retire and spend more time with his wife.


6. Darlene Bernaola (Mike Piazza)

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What, Mike Piazza dated another Playboy Playmate?

Yep. Before he married his Playmate wife, he dated Darlene Bernaola. Unfortunately, I have no idea which one of these women is Darlene because, obviously, she’s a twin.


5. Patti McGuire

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In 1979, tennis great Jimmy Connors married 1977 Playmate of the Year Patti McGuire. They’ve been together ever since. Awww.


4. Brittany Binger

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Grady Sizemore, a.k.a. the most breakable man in baseball, once dated Miss June 2007 Brittany Binger. She’s kind of pretty I guess.


3. Carmella Decesare (Jeff Garcia)

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Jeff Garcia had a pretty great though largely unheralded NFL career. His wife, however, was very heralded. She was the 2004 Playmate of the Year.


2. Jodi Ann Paterson (Michael Andretti)

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After first becoming a Playboy Playmate in 1999—the first ever Playmate with a college degree—Jodi Ann Paterson became the Playmate of the Year in 2000. In 2006, she married auto racing big shot Michael Andretti.


1. Lisa Dergan (Scott Podsednik)

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Scott Podsednik was never a huge baseball star. However, he did make the All-Star team in 2005, the same year that he won a World Series ring with the Chicago White Sox. And, you know, he’s married to crazy hot Playboy Playmate Lisa Dergan, who was Miss July 1998. So he’s had it pretty good.