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Eric Johnson's Engagement To Jessica Simpson Puts Him in Kyle Boller and Derek Jeter Company

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Former NFL tight end Eric Johnson is the biggest name of the day after news came out that he is engaged to pop star Jessica Simpson, who formerly dated Tony Romo and was married to Nick Lachey.

For Johnson it elevates his status in the world of entertainment. He was a nobody ex-football player before (out of the league since 2007) and is now tied to the hip with one of the hottest names in pop music today. And, the two had only started dating about six months ago.  Eric Johnson has joined the list of Kyle Boller and many other athletes who could say they were with some of the most famous women in the world.

Take Kyle Boller for instance. Aside from his stint late in 2005 when he blew up at the end of the season, helping millions of fantasy football owners to their league championships, he's been nothing more than a mediocre quarterback. But, he's married to one of the most beautiful women in the world; Carrie Prejean who made headlines when she spoke out against gay marriage during the Miss USA telecast. Recently the couple made headlines when it was announced that Carrie Prejean and Kyle Boller are expecting their first baby.

Tony Parker, the point guard for the Spurs has been married to actress Eva Longoria for 3 years now.

Derek Jeter is probably the most well known serial celebrity dater. He was with Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, and Jessica Biel.

Alex Rodriguez joined the list when he dated Madonna.

And, of course Tom Brady had a child with Bridget Moynahan.

While Kyle Boller and Eric Johnson are anything but NFL legends, they can both say they're with some pretty elite women.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com