It’s not uncommon for hot jocks to strip down and show off their bods for photoshoots or social media, like the epically drool-worthy Dieux De Stade studs or the eye-popping Sheffield Hallam University rugby team do. But a few more daring athletes have chosen to go the whole nine yards and do ankles-in-the-air gay porn.

So we dug up a roster of gay athletes turned porn stars for you to enjoy, each with their own scandalous stories and thoughtful nuggets of wisdom.

NOTE: We promise to keep the naughty bits off-screen, but these are porn stars after all.

Athletes-turned-porn star: The soccer player

REAL NAME: Jonathan De Falco

PORN NAME: Stany Falcone

BACKSTORY: Though he wasn’t exactly the team’s star player, Jonathan De Falco did play professional soccer with the Belgium team Racing Mechelen until he suffered an injury. Soon after leaving the team, he started dancing in nightclubs, offering massage services (with full release?), and eventually got into porn when a producer asked him to star in a film. He has since starred as a top in scenes by UK Naked Men and Hard Brit Lads. During his soccer days, he was closeted and had a girlfriend. But seven months after his gay porn debut, he now has a boyfriend and has also introduced him to his mom.

PEARL O’ WISDOM: Translated from Dutch – “Since I was 20 I have been in gay circles, but when I played soccer, nobody noticed anything. If my orientation would have been known, there would have undoubtedly problems. The soccer world is not ready for openly gay players. There are still too many prejudices and too little tolerance.”

Story via Outsports.

Athletes-turned-porn star: The wrestler

A smiley Paul Donahoe courtesy of The Stranger

REAL NAME: Paul Donahoe

PORN NAME: Nash

THE DIRT: Paul Donahoe and another University of Nebraska wrestling team member—Kenny Jordan—decided to make some money spanking it for the college jock website Fratmen. But when someone noticed the letter “N” and the word “wrestling” tattooed on Donahoe’s left thigh, word of mouth spread across campus, eventually getting him tossed from the team and slapped with an NCAA violation for “promoting his image.” The NCAA had Donahoe—a #1 national champion in his weight class—pay the $2,000 he made from the site to a nonprofit. He eventually left Nebraska to wrestle for Edinboro University, placed second nationally in the 125-pound weight class and discussed the whole ordeal with ESPN’s Outside The Lines.

SASSY RETORT: “I believe it was unfair for Nebraska to dismiss me from the team. For one, there’s plenty of athletes throughout the University of Nebraska who have had DUIs and who have been in fights and are still playing. But I guess that’s OK. Posing nude, I guess, is worse than someone drinking and driving and risking someone’s life, in their eyes.”

Quote and picture via The Stranger.

Athletes-turned-porn star: The ultimate fighter

REAL NAMES: The world may never know

PORN NAMES: Danny and Jimmy Coxxx/Jimmy Clay

FIGHTER NAMES: Dakota Cochrane and heck if we know

BARE-KNUCKLED BACKSTORY: Two different porn blogs—the very, very NSFW Tom Bacchus On The Vine and Men of Porn—recently outed these two porn performers as pro-mixed martial arts fighters—a style of ring fighting where opponents use any combination of boxing, wrestling, karate, and anything else you’ve ever seen used in a Van Damme or Steven Seagal movie.

Dakota Cochrane’s claim to fame is winning matches using a hold called “the Rear Naked Choke” (rad). He has also used a modified version of the rear choke as a versatile top in 17 Sean Cody scenes. On the other hand, Coxx only won two matches and lost one before joining Cocky Boys and Cocksure Men as a power bottom. However, as far as athletes-turned-porn-stars go, Dakota Cochrane is still going strong.

UNINSPIRING PORN QUOTES: Danny: “Yes [my girlfriend knows I’m doing gay porn], but she’s not happy about it.”

Jimmy in a CockyBoys scene: “Ughhhnnnn! Fuck my ass!” We wonder how long it took him to memorize the script.

Athletes-turned-porn star: The pitcher

Kazuhito Tadano looks at the camera while being interviewed with CBS News. He is wearing a blue track jacket and a white undershirt. He has blemishes on his face and black hair.
Kazuhito Tadano courtesy of CBS News

REAL NAME: Kazuhito Tadano

PORN NAME: #9 Kazu

HIS JAPANESE SCANDAL: After proving himself a championship-quality pitcher in high school and university, Kazuhito Tadano seemed destined to become a Nippon Professional Baseball legend. But before the 2002 draft, the Japanese media caught wind of his appearance in a gay porn video called Complete File, in which salarymen put a dog collar on Kazu, tie him up, and play with his pixelated genitals before making a catcher of the pitcher, if you know what we mean.

The scandal caused Tadano to leave Japan and come to America, where he signed with the Cleveland Indians as a free agent before becoming a starting pitcher with the Oakland A’s. He joked that despite American publicity of his porn past, anti-gay jeers from fans wouldn’t bother him because he doesn’t understand English.

EXPLANATION FOR DOING PORN: “I did participate in a video and I regret it very much. It was a one-time incident that showed bad judgment and will never be repeated. I was young, playing baseball and going to college and my teammates and I needed money. Frankly, if I were more mature and had really thought about the implications of what I did, it never would have happened. I’m not gay. I’d like to clear that fact up right now.”

Quote and picture via CBS News

Athletes-turned-porn star: The all-American

REAL NAME: Kacey Edenfield

PORN NAME: Troy Ryan

HIS TIME AT BAT: Kacey was a baseball prodigy in high school, but things took a twist when a certain someone led him out of the closet. Senior year, baseball took a backseat, and that’s when Kacey made a bold move to Colorado after high school. There, he had a life-changing online interaction, catching the eye of Helix Studios. He jetted off to make his mark in the adult film world as Troy Ryan, shooting scenes and diving into a pretty sweet exclusive deal.

SCHWING BATTER BATTER: While Kacey’s foray into the industry initially caused a stir, he managed to maintain a positive relationship with his family despite some an ex-partner outing him as a porn star. But, as time went on, Kacey made the decision to step away from the porn scene. His porn career still lingers in the background, keeping an OnlyFans account in his back pocket, leaving the door slightly ajar for the possibility of returning to this adventurous chapter in the future.

KACEY ON HELIX STUDIOS: “I didn’t do anything with any other studio. That was the only professional studio that I worked with. The only things I ever did was homemade stuff like Chaturbate and OnlyFans.

From the court to the screen, these athletes-turned-porn-stars prove that everyone has a second act. And speaking of second acts, subscribing to the Queerty newsletter guarantees you the juiciest updates, on and off the field!

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