Rob Gronkowski to be in Mag's Body Issue

June, 27, 2012
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ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue, its fourth annual celebration of the athletic form, will feature 27 world-class athletes, including New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski, Toronto Blue Jays' slugger Jose Bautista, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team forward Abby Wambach and New York Knicks' center Tyson Chandler.

With the issue hitting newsstands July 13, just two weeks before the start of the London Games, this year's Body Issue will also shine a spotlight on U.S. Olympians, including 24-year-old decathlete Ashton Eaton, who set a new decathlon world record at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on June 23, and Carmelita Jeter, who placed first in the 100m qualifying event that same day in Oregon.

All 27 athletes posed nude for the issue's signature Bodies We Want photo portfolio. The full lineup includes:

Carlos Bocanegra (soccer)

Rob Gronkowski (NFL)

Abby Wambach (soccer)

Tyson Chandler (NBA)

Daniela Hantuchova (WTA)

Candace Parker (WNBA)

Maurice Jones-Drew (NFL)

Jose Bautista (MLB)

Brad Richards (NHL)

Maya Gabiera (surfing)

Ronda Rousey (MMA)

Mike Smith (jockey)

Tim Morehouse (fencing)

Walter Dix (track)

Danell Leyva (gymnastics)

Suzann Pettersen (LPGA)

Ashton Eaton (decathlon)

Carmelita Jeter (track)

Anna Tunnicliffe (sailing)

Oksana Masters (paralympic rowing)


USA Volleyball Team: Destinee Hooker, Stacy Sykora, Alisha Glass, Cynthia Barboza, Megan Hodge, Nellie Spicer and Heather Bown

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