Hayden Panettiere Dating NFL Player Scotty McKnight

Celebrity News Jun. 7, 2011 AT 6:40PM
Hayden Panettiere Dating NFL Player Scotty McKnight Credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage for Vans; Doug Pensinger/Getty

Hayden Panettiere clearly has a thing for athletes.

One month after she split with Ukrainian heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, a source tells Us Weekly that the 21-year-old Scream 4 star is dating New York Jets player Scotty McKnight, 23.

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Earlier this month, Panettiere was mistakenly linked to mutual pal Mark Sanchez, who has been friends with McKnight since childhood.

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"I'm a huge Jets fan and became very good friends with Mark and his buddies," the actress told Us in NYC June 2. "I've always been that girl who has a lot of dude friends. I'm into sports so we have a lot in common."

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Wide receiver McKnight, who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft, previously played for the University of Colorado.

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