Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens may be years removed from the gridiron, but that doesn’t mean he’s staying out of the spotlight.
Owens announced via Instagram that he would be taking his talents to Season 25 of the ABC show Dancing with the Stars.
His partner, Cheryl Burke, was the first female pro dancer to win the show’s championship. She did so with boy band member Drew Lachey in Season 2 and won for a second time with retired football star Emmitt Smith.
“We did a few hours the other day,” Burke said, per UPI. “I have to say, you know, he’s got some rhythm…He’s all about lights, camera, action. He’s a performer. So I’m definitely going to use that to our advantage.”
Owens made the Pro Bowl six times and was first-team All-Pro five times. He started his NFL career in San Francisco in 1996 and last played for Seattle in 2012. Statistically, he has made a strong case for the Hall of Fame.
Now, he will embark on a new challenge. Season 25 of the show premieres Monday, September 18, at 8 p.m. ET.