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Cowboys Nominated For "Most Metal Athlete" Honors



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    DALLAS - OCTOBER 23: Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Marc Colombo is interviewed for ESPN after playing Guitar Hero III on the Xbox 360 Live system at Terence Newman's home October 23, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jensen Walker/Getty Images for Guitar Hero)

    We've always had an inkling that Marc Colombo, Leonard Davis and Cory Procter--the Cowboys' offensive linemen who comprise three quarters of the metal quartet Free Reign--were pretty metal; in fact, according to Free Reign's website, they are "heavier than metal," a claim corroborated by a quick glance at the Cowboys team program.

    But now, they have an opportunity to bring home some hardware as proof of their outstanding metal-ness. What's more, you can help them.

    The three linemen have been nominated for a Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award in the category of Most Metal Athlete.

    Competing against the three for the honor are MMA fighter and alleged steroid enthusiast Josh Barnett; former Major League Baseball player Mike Piazza, who appears on a Black Label Society record and is the godfather of Zakk Wylde's son; WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, who is the front-man for metal act Fozzy; pro skater and radio host Jason Ellis; and pro motocross rider (and darling of Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus ) Jolene Van Vugt.

    The Golden Gods Awards 2010 will take place on April 8 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast on VH1 Classic. Fans can vote for the winners here.