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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.

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

"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."

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

Tell Us: Do Hayden and Scotty make a cute couple?