If you’re a sports fan who also loves ballroom dancing (we know there are a lot of you out there!) you’re probably going to enjoy the newest cast of Dancing With The Stars.
The popular reality competition unveiled its full roster of contestants Tuesday and the sports world is well represented. Reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and consensus top wide receiver in the game Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers will be two of the favourites to take home the trophy.
DWTS let goo!! https://www.instagram.com/p/BCsdv8_G0IT/
— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) March 8, 2016
Brown and Miller join a long list of NFL players that have competed on the show, many of whom have done well. Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, Kurt Warner, Hines Ward, Donald Driver, Chad Ochocinco, Keyshawn Johnson and Warren Sapp have all been contestants with Driver, Ward and Smith winning their respective seasons. Miller busted out some quality moves when celebrating sacks last season, while Brown always pulls off something spectacular when he gets a touchdown…well, almost always.
Former NFL quarterback and CFL legend Doug Flutie was also named to the cast.
— DOUG FLUTIE (@DougFlutie) March 8, 2016
The other athlete named to the show was mixed martial artist Paige VanZant. The marketable UFC strawweight becomes the third UFC fighter to participate on the show. UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture participated on Season 9 and Season 19, respectively.
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Others athletes that have participated on the show over the years include: Evander Holyfield, Clyde Drexler, Metta World Peace, Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis, Apolo Anton Ohno, Shawn Johnson, Hope Solo, Martina Navratilova, Sean Avery, Laila Ali and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 8, 2016