Originally written February 24, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
During a commercial break of the 2013 Oscars, it was revealed that Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and Super Bowl XLVII champion Jacoby Jones will show off his fancy footwork in the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. The remainder of the cast will be announced on Tuesday’s Good Morning America and season 16 will debut on March 18. Jones joins the likes of 10 other star NFL players who have been contestants on the show, including five wide receivers—Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, Chad Johnson, Hines Ward and Donald Driver. Ward (season 12) and Driver (season 14) are among two of the three former NFL players to win the competition.  Emmitt Smith, who was the second player to star on the show, won it all in season three and was an all-star contestant last season for season 15. Jerry Rice (season two), Jason Taylor (season six) and Warren Sapp (season seven) have each been runner-ups. In season eight, Lawrence Taylor also finished seventh and quarterback Kurt Warner finished fifth in...
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