The Jay Cutlers

A QB and a bodybuilder share a name
November 05, 2007

BRONCOS QB JayCutler, 24, bench-pressed 225 pounds at the NFL combine and can throw afootball 65 yards. Another Jay Cutler—34-year-old Mr. Olympia—benches almost550 pounds, but he's afraid to try more than a five-yard spiral, lest he tearone of those Bubblicious biceps. Some folks confuse the two. "People assumehe's a big guy and congratulate me after he had a good game," says Mr.Olympia. The Jay Cutlers do have similar backgrounds.

BRONCO JAY

Raised inChristmas Village, a subdivision of Santa Claus, Ind., which gets half amillion letters a year addressed to Santa.

Worked at hisdad's Cutler & Son Concrete starting at age six; was pouring concrete byage 10.

Once made $8 anhour hauling rubbish while riding the back of a garbage truck in Indiana.

CaptainedHeritage Hills High to a 15--0 record in his senior year. During the Division3A championship he had a state record 19 tackles as a safety and caught thegame-winning TD on a halfback pass.

Earned hisbachelor's in human and organizational development at Vanderbilt, where he setschool records for career TD passes (59) and passing yards (8,697).

Constantly drawscomparisons with a certain two-time Super Bowl--winning ex-Bronco (left). InSeptember he told SI, "I'm not John Elway. And I'm not going to be the nextJohn Elway."

OLYMPIA JAY

Raised inSterling, Mass., a Boston suburb that is the setting for the nursery rhyme"Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Worked at hisbrothers' Cutler Bros. Concrete starting at age 11. Credits it with developinghis physique.

Once made $5 anhour working security detail at a construction site in Massachusetts.

Played defensivetackle and fullback at Wachusett Regional High Career highlight: one four-TDgame. "I had no aspirations beyond that," he says. "The day Igraduated, I joined the gym."

Earnedassociate's degree in criminal justice at Quinsigamond (Mass.) CommunityCollege; placed second in his bodybuilding debut, in Worcester, Mass.

Constantly drawscomparisons with a certain six-time Mr. Olympia--winning California governor(left). "People are always asking, 'Are you going to get into politics?Will you do movies?' It motivates me."

The Pop CultureGrid

How do sports stars fit in? When I was 10, I wanted to be ... Last movie I walked out of Song that pumps me up Number of ties I own I confess, ______ makes me blush
ZACH PARISE Devils C A baseball player Napoleon Dynamite (top) Taste of Ink (The Used) Probably 70 Nothing
AL HORFORD Hawks F An archaeologist We Own The Night. Terrible I Wonder (Kanye West, left) Between 20 and 30 Seeing myself in TV interviews
SACHA KLJESTAN Chivas MF A pro soccer player Across the Universe Pop Bottles (Birdman and Lil Wayne) Three My girlfriend
PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (BRONCO CUTLER) PHOTOJAMES DIMACULANGAN/BEIMAGES SPORTS (MR. OLYMPIA CUTLER) PHOTODAN CHUNG/REUTERS (LAMB) PHOTOMICHAEL MONTFORT/SHOOTING STAR (SCHWARZENEGGER) PHOTOJOHN IACONO (ELWAY) PHOTOCHRIS POLK/AP (KANYE WEST) ILLUSTRATIONILLUSTRATION BY DANIEL JIMENEZ PHOTOTWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME VIDEO (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) PHOTOBILL KOSTROUN/AP (KLJESTAN) PHOTOBILL WIPPERT (PARISE) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (HORFORD) THREE PHOTOS

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