Sideline Pass Cutie of the Week 11.22.09
By Nkeshi Free
Ladies, this week there is NO mistake about the drool factor! Ovie Mughelli is a Hershey’s Kiss™ and a Toostie Roll™ wrapped up in one (lol)! Mughelli is a fullback (from the pictures I’ve seen yes it is, ha ha) with the Atlanta Falcons. Hmmm let me see between Tony Gonzalez and now Ovie Mughelli, the Falcons are soaring in the fine department… Oh yes, where was I, I got distracted talking about fine men! Mughelli, born of Nigerian immigrants, lettered in football, basketball, tennis and track & field in high school. After graduating from Wake Forest University, this doctor to be, was headed to med school, when he was drafted in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 he signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Mughelli, is not only chocolate, but he’s very green as well, I don’t mean his bank account (lol)!!! Mughelli is one of the most eco-friendly players in the NFL. The motto for his foundation is “our future is green,” and the mission is to educate children and communities on progressive environmentally friendly habits. Ladies, I don’t know about you, but wrap me up in recycled grocery bags if that’s what it takes to get this sexy fullback’s attention! A powerhouse on the field, a champion for the environment, and he’s fine for no reason…Ovie Mughelli was destined to make the Cuties List!
Okay, how many of you had to catch your breath looking at this picture of Reggie Bush….Tell the truth…I know some of you wanted toget some laundry to clean on those washboard abs (lol)!!! This 2005 Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award and Doak Walker Award winner is a winner on our list joining fellow USC Trojan Mark Sanchez on the Cuties list. Bush was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the second pick of the 2006 Draft. Bush’s career got off to a slow start, with season ending injuries in the 2007 and 2008, causing many to wonder if he was going to be a bust draft pick. In 2009, Bush is proving in that he still is a valuable contribution to the Saints’ offense averaging 277 rushing yards, 207 receiving yards and six touchdowns toward the Saints current 10-0 unbeaten record. Even though he didn’t play in the week 11 win over Tampa Bay due to a knee injury, all I know is when Reggie Bush comes marching in, “I want to be in that number…”
Willie Parker, who joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent, has no problem making the Cuties list! This talented running back out of the University of North Carolina, warmed the bench his rookie season with the Steelers behind Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, and Duce Staley. In his sophomore season he was able to show “Steeler Nation” what he could do when he started in his first game against AFC rivals, the Tennessee Titans by rushing for 161 yards on 22 attempts. Parker is the second undrafted running back in the history of the NFL to rush for more than 1,200 yards. Parker continued to demonstrate his talents and skills by helping the Steelers in their 2006 Super Bowl XL win over the Seattle Seahawks, by scoring a 75 yard touchdown, the longest rushing play in Super Bowl history. In 2006, this undrafted free agent secured his place in the NFL by signing a four-year contract with the Steelers. Despite suffering a broken leg at the end of the 2007 season, Parker helped the Steelers claim their sixth Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XLIII (43) over the Arizona Cardinals. In the final year of his contract, who knows what the future holds, but one this is sure, this cutie running back has run off with my heart!