Antonio Brown Reportedly to Compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2016

The long-running tradition of NFL players competing on Dancing with the Stars will reportedly be carried on by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown for the upcoming 22nd season.  

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Brown will join Denver Broncos pass-rusher and reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller on the show.

The 27-year-old is a four-time Pro Bowler and arguably the best pass-catcher in football on the heels of a season that saw him make 136 receptions for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He is also known for his touchdown celebrations, which include front flips and some fancy dance moves. That would seem to suggest he is a strong candidate to win the competition, although his end-zone performances go awry from time to time, as seen in this Vine, courtesy of NFL UK:

NFL players have enjoyed a great deal of success on Dancing with the Stars over the years, as Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver were all victorious.

Brown will have a chance to become the third wide receiver champion on Season 22 and the second Steeler to win the competition along with Ward.

The former Central Michigan standout suffered a concussion in Pittsburgh's AFC playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals due to a hit from linebacker Vontaze Burfict, but his reported involvement in the show suggests that he is feeling better.

Dancing with the Stars will officially announce its cast March 8, and the live premiere will take place March 21.

Provided Brown is indeed part of Season 22, his athleticism and impressive dance moves promise to make him one of the top contenders.


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