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Athletes Transform Into Music Icons, Recreate Famous Album Covers


Swimmer Ryan Lochte as the baby on Nirvana's 1991 album, “Nevermind”

Photographer Mattias Clamer recently shot a fun editorial for ESPN Magazine’s music issue, where 14 athletes posed as music icons on famous album covers.

The humorous series took the athletics out of their comfort zone in sports and placed them in the glamorous limelight of pop music—considering this, the featured athletes look surprisingly at home on these re-created album covers.

You can also check out the playlists they have compiled in conjunction with the magazine feature over here.

View more entertaining images of the athletes-turn-superstars below:


NFL Players Trent Richardson, Marshawn Lynch and LaMarr Woodley as Run-D.M.C. in the 2002 album “Run DMC's Greatest Hits”


NFL Players Trent Richardson, Marshawn Lynch and LaMarr Woodley as Run-D.M.C. in the 2003 album “Ultimate Run DMC”


Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter Allyson Felix as Beyonce in her 2003 album, “Dangerously In Love”


Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson in his 1979 album, “Off The Wall”


Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson in his 1982 album, “Thriller”


NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (and wife Chanra) as Bob Dylan for the 1963 album, “The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan”


Motocross Racer James Stewart as Rick James from his 1981 album “Street Songs”


U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Forward Alex Morgan as Katy Perry in her 2008 album, “One Of The Boys”


MLB Players J. Upton, E. Longoria, B. Phillips, G. Stanton and S. Victorino as Devo in their 1980 album, “Freedom Of Choice”

[via If It’s Hip, It’s Here]
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