Fitzgerald disrobes in The Mag's Body Issue

Richard Phibbs

Arizona Cardinals star receiver Larry Fitzgerald may have taken off his clothes for ESPN The Magazine’s 2014 Body Issue, but Fitz also exposed himself a bit in an interview with Morty Ain.

Fitz talked about his hair being a tribute to his mother, Carol, who died in 2003; he said his reaction timing and hands are a natural gift his father, Larry Sr., recognized when the younger Larry was only a toddler; he talked about liking to play chess; and how older women grab his butt in the mall.

You can read more Fitzgerald's thoughts here.

But the real reason why Fitzgerald was interviewed was because he decided to bare all for the Body Issue, which features athletes of all sports stripped down and posed in some sort of athletic position -- but don't worry, their goodies are hidden. Fitzgerald has two photos in the Magazine: one of him deadlifting and another of him catching a football. The photos show off Fitzgerald's muscular physique, which is part of the reason why he's been able to have the kind of lengthy and successful career he's accomplished.

If you want to see the rest of the athletes in the buff, here's your chance. Check out this gallery from Body Issue 2014.