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NFL star Jacoby Jones will give 'Dancing With the Stars' a whirl

February 25, 2013|By Yvonne Villarreal
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones will be a contestant on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones will be a contestant on the… (Elaine Thompson / Associated…)

Jacoby Jones proved he didn’t have two left feet on the field when he took on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII earlier this month.  But will that hold true on the dance floor?

During a commercial break in Sunday night’s Academy Awards, ABC ran an ad announcing the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver as a contestant on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars.” (See, live-viewing has its rewards.)

Jones, 28, helped the Ravens to their victory in the big game, with a 108-yard kickoff return and a 56-yard touchdown catch that demonstrated his spinning abilities.  

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That he will soon find himself mastering the intricate motions of salsa and the fox trot isn't too surprising. During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Jones had hinted of wanting to show off his twinkle-toe abilities on the long-running reality competition 

He join the list of NFL athletes who have taken the dance leap. Past contestants  include former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward — all of whom won their seasons.

The rest of the cast of the upcoming 16th season will be revealed Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”

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