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Big is Beautiful: Texans lineman poses in the nude for ESPN magazine cover

Big is Beautiful: Texans lineman poses in the nude for magazine cover

Vince Wilfork Houston Texans defensive tackle
Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork is going au natural for ESPN. ksat.com

Houston Texans lineman Vince Wilfork bares it all for the cover of  ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 Body Issue — and the magazine offered a sneak peek on Twitter. The eighth annual issue, which hits newstands on July 6, features 19 athletes in the nude.

Wilfork, who won two Super Bowls while with the New England Patriots, isn't the largest athlete to pose in the nude for ESPN. The first issue in 2009 featured sumo wrestler Byambajav Ulambayaryn at 360 pounds. Wilfork, weighing 325 pounds, ties with Pittsburgh Steelers’ nose tackle Casey Hampton, who also has appeared in the magazine.

The 34-year-old Texan, who is shown in a running — or more like frolicking — pose told the magazine:

"I know I don’t have the six-packs and the eight-packs and all that… but I’m perfectly fine with what I am. If people can look at me, look at a guy that 325-plus doing an issue like this, I’m pretty sure that they might have a little confidence after seeing that it’s ok to be who you are."