Athletes Recreate Album Covers For ESPN’s Music Issue [Pics]

Athletes Recreate Album Covers For ESPN’s Music Issue [Pics]

The magazine invited 14 sports stars to pose for a special gallery, including swimmer Ryan Lochte, sprinter Allyson Felix, and soccer player Alex Morgan.

Emma Hutchings
  • 8 february 2013

ESPN The Magazine gave fourteen athletes the opportunity to recreate some iconic album covers for its annual music issue. The sports stars were photographed by Matthias Clamer for the gallery.

Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte is the baby on Nirvana’s Nevermind, U.S. women’s national soccer team forward Alex Morgan is Katy Perry on One of the Boys, and NFL stars Trent Richardson, Marshawn Lynch and LaMarr Woodley recreate Run DMC.

Athletes Recreate Album Covers For ESPN's Music Issue [Pics]

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is Bob Dylan on The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Olympic gold medal sprinter Allyson Felix is Beyonce on her album Dangerously in Love, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback  Josh Freeman is Michael Jackson, and Motorcross racer James Stewart is Rick James on Street Songs. MLB stars Justin Upton, Evan Longoria, Brandon Phillips, Giancarlo Stanton and Shane Victorino pose as Devo on Freedom Of Choice.

ESPN also asked the athletes who took part to put together their top songs in a playlist, and readers are invited to vote for their favorite album cover. Click through to see the recreated album covers:



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