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Published: April 5, 2012 at 04:47 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 4, 2012 at 02:19 p.m.

If NFL players had walk-on songs

Jay-Z’s penned plenty of memorable records and epic albums in his stellar career. The hip-hop icon, Brooklyn Nets owner and new father celebrates his 43rd birthday today. And in honor of Hova, we’ve created a blueprint of our favorite walk-on tracks for NFL players. Time to fade to black.

25 Photos Total

  • Randy Moss 25

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    Randy Moss

    "99 Problems" by Jay-Z
    "If you don't like my lyrics you can press fast forward"

  • Drew Brees 24

    Jim Mahoney/Associated Press

    Drew Brees

    "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
    "Risin' up straight to the top/Had the guts, got the glory"

  • Chad Ochocinco 23

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    Chad Ochocinco

    "I do" by Young Jeezy Ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000
    "I said I do, I do, I do, I do, I do"

  • Ray Lewis 22

    Nick Wass/Associated Press

    Ray Lewis

    "Nasty" by Nas
    "I'm not in the winters of my life or the beginner stage, I am the dragon"

  • Troy Polamalu 21

    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    Troy Polamalu

    "Look Around" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    "Look around, look around, look around/All around, all around, all around"

  • Vince Wilfork 20

    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    Vince Wilfork

    "Focused" by Wale Ft. Kid Cudi
    "Gotta just keep on rolling/Gotta keep at it, gotta stay focused"

  • Clay Matthews 19

    Thomas E. Witte/Associated Press

    Clay Matthews

    "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead
    "The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say"

  • Calvin Johnson 18

    Rick Osentoski/Associated Press

    Calvin Johnson

    "Beez in The Trap" Nicki Minaj
    "I'm a Detroit playa"

  • Jimmy Graham 17

    Bill Feig/Associated Press

    Jimmy Graham

    “Sky’s the Limit” by Notorious B.I.G
    “Sky is the limit and you know that you can have what you want, be what you want, have what you want, be what you want”

  • LeSean McCoy 16

    Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

    LeSean McCoy

    "Bring Em Out" by T.I.
    "Who got a flow and a live show better than mine"

  • Cam Newton 15

    Mike McCarn/Associated Press

    Cam Newton

    "Superstar" by Lupe Fiasco
    "The camera's is here /and the microphones and they wanna know"

  • Adrian Peterson 14

    Evan Vucci/Associated Press

    Adrian Peterson

    "The Motto" by Drake Ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
    "We bout it every day, every day, every day"

  • Brandon Marshall 13

    Charles Krupa/Associated Press

    Brandon Marshall

    "Headlines" by Drake
    "And they say that I'm back/I'd agree with that"

  • Marshawn Lynch 12

    John Froschauer/Associated Press

    Marshawn Lynch

    "Otis" by Kanye West and Jay-Z
    "Photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth I'm 'bout to call the paparazzi on myself"

  • Tom Brady 11

    Elise Amendola/Associated Press

    Tom Brady

    "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys
    "Well I'm so above you and it's plain to see"

  • Rob Gronkowski 10

    Elise Amendola/Associated Press

    Rob Gronkowski

    "Sexy And I Know" It by LMFAO
    "No shoes, no shirt, and I still get service"

  • Larry Fitzgerald 9

    Paul Connors/Associated Press

    Larry Fitzgerald

    "Louder than a Bomb" by Public Enemy
    "I'm even lethal when I'm unarmed, 'cause I'm louder than a bomb"

  • Terrell Suggs 8

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    Terrell Suggs

    "Good Life" by Kanye West Ft. T Pain
    "I go for mine, I got to shine"

  • Aaron Rodgers 7

    Matt Ludtke/Associated Press

    Aaron Rodgers

    "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
    "I've got the moves like Jagger"

  • Eli Manning 6

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    Eli Manning

    "We're Not Gonna Take it" by Twisted Sister
    "Don't pick our destiny 'cause you don't know us"

  • Victor Cruz 5

    Tom Hauck/Associated Press

    Victor Cruz

    "Loca" by Shakira ft. El Cata
    "I feel so el presidente"

  • Tim Tebow 4

    Mel Evans/Associated Press

    Tim Tebow

    "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
    "I can make it anywhere, yea, they love me everywhere"

  • Andy Dalton 3

    Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL

    Andy Dalton

    "Breakout" by Foo Fighters
    "You know you make me break out"

  • Arian Foster 2

    Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL

    Arian Foster

    "Namaste" by Beastie Boys
    "Riding on a thought to see where it's from"

  • Peyton Manning 1

    Ron Chenoy/US Presswire

    Peyton Manning

    "Run This Town" by Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
    "Victory's within the mile / Almost there, don't give up now"

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