Top 10 Athletes With Facial Hair We Can Only Hope to Grow Someday

January 23, 2020

Top 10 Athletes With Facial Hair We Can Only Hope to Grow Someday

 

10: Brett Keisel Image result for brett keisel beard

Brett Keisel's self-described "greatest beard of all time" has its own song, Twitter handle, Facebook page, and two super bowl rings.  More impressively, Keisel grows it new each year after his annual "Shear the Beard" event to raise money for the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

9 & 8: Brent Burns and Joe ThorntonImage result for brent burns and joe thornton beard

These hockey beards are a bit unkempt, but that's what makes Burns and Thornton stand out. They get power points for being bearded teammates, no matter whether it's the playoffs or not. Plus, if you're missing a few teeth, might as well grow some extra hairs.

 

7: Justin Turner Image result for justin turner beard

The red hair flowing from head to face can electrify a team and Turner is proof. His breakout with the Dodgers has gone hand-in-hand with his locks getting longer, looking like a full-fledged mane when he steps up to the plate.

 

6: Charlie Blackmon Image result for charlie blackmon beard

No one in baseball looks like Charlie Blackmon. The All-Star Rockies outfielder has been rocking the mullet/thick beard combo for a few years, and it's becoming perhaps the most iconic hair situation in the league right now.  It's also important to mention that Blackmon's dinger-knocking capabilities are magically tied to the length of his facial hair.

 

5: Jayson Werth Image result for jayson werth beard

Also sporting the caveman-like beard, which matches his free-spirited personality and his reckless style of play in the outfield. Jayson Werth's beard has become iconic, in Washington, D.C.

 

4: Brian Wilson  Image result for brian wilson beard

Wilson deserves some credit for being the original in the new-era baseball beards.  It got so long he even used a ponytail to control it.  The odd-ball reliever also wasn't in it for the money, reportedly turning down  $1 million from a razor blade company to shave it off.

 

3: Dallas KeuchelImage result for dallas keuchel beard

Is it a coincidence or not that the Astros hurler started growing his beard on a dare before the 2014 season and it coincided with him turning into an ace? Either way, Houston is grateful for the whiskers that get shampooed and conditioned twice a day.

 

2: James Harden Image result for james harden beard

Harden is in a class of his own in the NBA - in part because of his play, but truly because of his beard. It apparently started when he got too lazy to shave while at Arizona State, but it may have been the best decision he ever made.

 

1: Conor McGregor Image result for conor mcgregor beard

Conor McGregor's beard style is undoubtedly a statement-making variant.  His almost caveman-like beard along with the tight fade adds substance to his tight features.  It exudes a strong attitude and sense of subtle assertion and confidence that is hard to miss.