Former Lions WR Spotted with Sports Illustrated Model

Fans are convinced Danny Amendola is dating Xandra Pohl.
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola (80)
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
In this story:

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola caused quite the stir at Tom Brady's New England Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony this week.

DJ Xandra Pohl, who has been called "the next Kate Upton," was spotted at the same table with the retired NFL wideout.

Fans quickly pointed out Pohl and Amendola were sitting next to each other, enjoying the ceremony, and started speculating if the pair was dating.

Pohl, who has amassed quite the following on various social media platforms, made her debut this year in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

“The legacy that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has made, obviously in the first 60 years, has been monumental in not just the industry and the world, but also to all the young girls looking up to all the models of all shapes, sizes, races, whatever it is. We are all beautiful, confident in our own bodies," Pohl shared. "I feel like that is the best legacy you could ever leave.”

Amendola, 38, retired from the NFL in 2022 after his stint with the Texans. He played in Motown for two seasons (2019-2020).

The talented slot receiver earned rings with the Patriots in 2014 and 2016. He also had stints with the Dolphins and Rams.

Over the span of 14 years, he recorded 617 receptions for 6,212 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Additional reading

1.) Timing of Goff Contract Proves Why Brad Holmes Is Best NFL GM

2.) Odds Jake Bates Wins Lions' Kicking Job

3.) Lions' 2024 Roster Bubble: Running Backs

Published |Modified
John Maakaron


John Maakaron has covered Detroit Sports since 2013. Brings a vast array of experience covering the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Mercy Titans, and Oakland University Golden Grizzlies. John brings a wealth of sports broadcast experience. In 2013, John had the vision to establish the Detroit Sports Podcast Network. Has recorded over 3000 podcasts analyzing Detroit Sports. In 2019, Sports Illustrated Media Group, a historical sports media outlet, partnered with Detroit Sports Podcast to provide daily Lions content for their growing and expanding digital media outlet. Our Lions content can also be read in the newspaper at The Oakland  Passionate about Detroit Sports and it is reflected in his coverage of the local teams!