September 11, 2013 02:00 PM by Suzy Kerr
Will former NFL star, and current commentator Keyshawn Johnson do as well as on this season of Dancing With the Stars as other footballers have in the past? Only time will tell, but the outspoken ex-wide receiver has a big personality to bring to season 17, when it premieres Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
Famous for saying, “Just give me the d**n ball,” ex-NFL star wide receiver, Keyshawn Johnson, may now be saying that same thing about the Dancing With the Stars Mirror Ball Trophy.
Keyshawn may bring his outspoken personality, but he also has some big shoes to fill. Pro athletes have proven that their athleticism translates on the dance floor in past seasons of Dancing With the Stars. Olympians and professional athletes have all competed, but no one athletic position has had the success of NFL wide receivers. Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin and Jacoby Jones all made it to the finals and Hines Ward and Donald Driver both took home first place.
This season Keyshawn is also the only athlete, which could prove to be a very good thing when it comes to getting votes. Football players have also proven in past seasons to have great rhythm out of the gate.
But, this season of Dancing With the Stars will get in the way of Keyshawn Johnson’s job as a commentator for ESPN Monday Night Countdown, which he will miss as he competes on the reality mega-hit. But his co-workers are in his corner, with his ESPN producer, Seth Markman saying in a statement, “This is unique opportunity for Keyshawn and all of us will be rooting for him to make a long run on Dancing with the Stars like other former NFL players have done … All I can say is, he better not finish behind Bill Nye the Science Guy or he will never live it down.”
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