Von Miller Reportedly to Compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Super Bowl MVP and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller holds a Denver Broncos flag while Annabel Bowlen, wife of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bolwen hoists the Lombardi Trophy during a parade for the NFL football Super Bowl champions, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIMarch 4, 2016

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller will trade in his cleats for dancing shoes, as the Super Bowl 50 MVP will be a contestant on the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars, according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver.

Miller will reportedly become the latest NFL player to participate. Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith, along with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, among others, have taken part in the competition before.

The Broncos placed the franchise tag on Miller on Tuesday after an 11-sack season, as the former second overall pick has recorded 60 sacks in his five years with the Broncos.

Miller has been notorious for showing off his moves after making a play in the opposing team's backfield, such as this one after sacking San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Miller also showed off his dancing prowess on the Feb. 10 episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden:

But the NFL has disciplined Miller for his dancing once before. Miller was fined $11,567 on Oct. 2 for imitating the Hingle McCringleberry sack dance from the popular Comedy Central show Key & Peele, per Ryan Wilson of

Dancing with the Stars is an entirely different platform for Miller's moves. There are many dances he'll have to learn—such as ballroom and the tango to name a few.

NFL players have fared well on the show in the past, however. Miller's athleticism and quickness could make him the early favorite in this competition. 


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