People Magazine revealed its 2011 Sexiest Man Alive (Bradley Cooper) but the hotness experts at SI (meaning the few females here) were not pleased with the mag's selections. So we decided to cobble together our own list of sexiest men -- all athletes, of course. So starting with this study running back, here are SI's 25 Hottest Male Athletes, in no particular order. You can disagree with our choices, but you're probably wrong.
2 of 25David Rojas/Getty Images
A modern-day David -- that's what the Clippers forward and 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year is.
3 of 25Greg Nelson/SI
Just look at those arms!
4 of 25Brian Spurlock/US Presswire
Newton is a tremendous quarterback, but clearly that's not why he was selected here. Thank god for the NFL combine.
5 of 25Kirby Lee/US Presswire
We're so excited for the 2012 Olympics. Especially the decathlon.
6 of 25AP
This is why you should attend more L.A. Galaxy games.
7 of 25AP
Kinda makes you love mixed martial arts, doesn't it?
8 of 25Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Words are not needed.
9 of 25AP
A stud on the tennis court and off.
10 of 25Rodrigo Paiva/Reuters
Who knew Formula One drivers looked like this?
11 of 25Jesse Johnson/US PRESSWIRE
Between Jeter and Cano, the Yankees are stacked with talent. And we're not talking baseball talent here.
12 of 25Michael P. Malarkey/WireImage
The Lions' wide receiver can rock a suit.
13 of 25AP
Oh ... my ... goodness.
14 of 25Landov
We'd sign this free-agent pitcher.
15 of 25Robert Beck/SI
Golf, at its finest.
16 of 25AP
If you can look hot with a black eye, then you deserve to be on this list.
17 of 25AP
The Jets QB knows he's hot. And we appreciate that.
18 of 25Michael O'Neill/SI
The former freestyle skier and NFL player is ... well ... he's amazing.
19 of 25Walter Iooss Jr./SI
He should win an award for most years as a heartthrob.
20 of 25Simon Bruty/SI
Not all hockey players are missing teeth.
21 of 25AP
We've yet to find a flaw with the three-time Super Bowl champion and husband of one of the world's hottest super models.
22 of 25AP
Another one who knows he's hot. He's also good at soccer.
23 of 25Michele Sandberg/ZUMApress.com
The Brazilian was the 2009 IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year.
24 of 25AP
The 20-year-old gymnast is the 2011 U.S. national all-around gold medalist and world champion on the parallel bars. So enjoy this photo of him celebrating!
25 of 25AP
A longtime hottie.
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