Rob Gronkowsi & 26 Other Athletes Naked For 2012 ESPN Body Issue [PHOTOS]

Blake Griffin & Hope Solo
The athletes go nude for the 2011 ESPN Body Issue.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

No, it’s not Christmas, it’s time for the annual ESPN Body Issue!

This year, 27 athletes are featured from the world of sports, along with and six covers showcasing: Rob Gronkowski, Jose Bautista, Tyson Chandler, Daniela Hantuchova, Candace Parker and Ronda Rousey.

The images feature athletes jumping, stretching, pulling, climbing, swimming among other activities required in their field. The website also features interviews with some of the stars posing for this year’s issue which marks the fourth issue of the magazine.

The theme for the issue this year is Bodies We Want, and do we ever. We’ve compiled some of our favorite picks from the shoot.

Watch video from the making of the issue, plus the full list of athletes features is below. 

Carlos Bocanegra (soccer)
Daniela Hantuchova (WTA)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL)
Abby Wambach (soccer)
Tyson Chandler (NBA)
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, which includes:
Destinee Hooker
Stacy Sykora
Alisha Glass
Cynthia Barboza
Megan Hodge
Nellie Spicer
Heather Bown