Laurie Schaub Repeats as Football’s Hottest Wife 2011-12
Over 26,000 votes were cast for Football’s Hottest Wives in the annual competition sponsored by Fantasy Football Sideline and Fantasy Baseball Dugout. Matt Schaub’s wife Laurie repeated as the champion by overtaking an early lead by Julie Dorenbos, wife of Eagles Pro Bowl long-snapper Jon Dorenbos.
Wayne, Pennsylvania – For the second consecutive year, Laurie Schaub, wife of Houston Texans’ quarterback Matt Schaub, has been named as “Football’s Hottest Wife” by the readers of fantasy sports websites Fantasy Football Sideline and Fantasy Baseball Dugout.
Buoyed by promotion from Philadelphia rock station WMMR and her appearance on the Spadora on Sports radio show, the beautiful Julie Dorenbos, wife of Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos, was the very deserving and early leader in the competition. But, as the competition moved into the second half of the season, Schaub began making her move and ultimately became the repeat winner in the second year competition.
Third place was awarded to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, wife of Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. Gisele was clearly the most famous of the finalists, but football fans tended to lean toward the less well-known candidates Schaub and Dorenbos.
Laurie Flynn Schaub is an ex-cheerleader from Auburn University. She parlayed that experience with the Tigers to become a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons. While in Atlanta, she met Matt who was then the back-up QB and holder for the placekicker. The couple married in February 2008.
Football’s Hottest Wives, patterned after the highly successful Baseball’s Hottest Wives that is now entering its fifth year, began early in 2011 when several nominees were named by the fantasy football website. Based on visits by readers, the final 17 finalists were selected by the publishers of the website. Voting began early in the NFL season and continued through Super Bowl Sunday. Fans were permitted to vote once per hour. Voting was provided through the website and through text message voting provided by mobile marketing site 84444.com.
Here are the final statistics for Football’s Hottest Wives 2011-12.
- Laurie Schaub (Matt) – 24.8%
- Julie Dorenbos (Jon) – 20.4%
- Gisele Bundchen (Tom Brady) – 7.8%
- Kristin Cavallari (Jay Cutler) – 4.6%
- Sasha Dindayal (Antonio Gates) – 4.5%
- Alicia Jammer (Quentin) – 4.1%
- Candice Crawford (Tony Romo) – 3.6%
- Evelyn Lozada (Chad Ochocinco) – 3.5%
- Heather Mitts (A.J. Feeley) – 3.5%
- Katina Taylor (Jason) – 3.3%
- Amanda Brown (Peyton Hillis) – 3.3%
- Carrie Prejean (Kyle Boller) – 3.2%
- Christy Oglevee (Chris Cooley) – 2.9%
- Brittany Koehl (Stephen McGee) – 2.6%
- Sanya Richards (Aaron Moss) – 2.5%
- Kim Zolciak (Kroy Bierman) – 2.1%
- Betina Driver (Donald) – 2.0%
- Others – 1.4%
We comb the write-in vote in the hopes of finding a hot wife that we may have missed in the competition. The leading write-in candidate was Susie Celek, boxer and wife of Eagles’ tight end Brent Celek and also the business partner and good friend of Julie Dorenbos. Susie is also a regular on WMMR radio in Philadelphia. Nicole Jennings, wife of Packers’ wide receiver Greg Jennings, was also listed on numerous write-in ballots.
Kendra Wilkinson, wife of Hank Baskett was also named on several ballots, but Kendra was not eligible this year due to Baskett not being on a regular NFL roster. Lingerie Football League stars Amber Seyer and Jenny Kaus also received votes, but that’s for another contest that the company will sponsor soon – Hottest Stars of the LFL.