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Brown: 'I like dancing'

Posted Mar 7, 2016

Antonio Brown will appear on ABC's Dancing With The Stars.

Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown knows all about making sweet moves on the football field, whether it’s touchdown dances or back flips.

But he is now taking his dance moves to the ‘next level’ as a part of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”

Brown officially announced on ESPN that he will be part of the cast for the 22nd season of the hit show.

“I think overall it’s something that is a challenge,” said Brown. “It will help me getting better body control, strengthening my ankles. And, obviously, I like dancing. It will be a good opportunity and a challenge.”

There is no doubt Brown’s moves on the field have drawn attention nationwide, and combine those moves on the dance floor with his captivating personality and there is no doubt dance fans will fall in love.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Brown. “It will give me an opportunity to showcase my overall talent and personality. I am going to have a lot of fun with it.”

Brown isn’t the first Steelers’ player to represent on “Dancing with the Stars.” Former receiver Hines Ward and his dance partner Kym Johnson won season 12 of the show in 2011, thanks to all of the support from Steelers Nation who voted for them.

“Hines told me to have a lot of fun with it,” said Brown. “He told me it will be real good for with me as far as my movements and my footwork. The pressure is already on being that he already won the Mirror Ball trophy. The standard has already been set for Steelers Nation.”

Fans will be able to vote weekly for Brown to help him advance, and he is counting on the support of Steelers Nation and dancing fans everywhere to help him out.

“Steelers Nation is going to be a huge part of this,” said Brown. “The past support they showed Hines on the show, and the support they give the team, is phenomenal. Their participation, watching the show and voting, is going to be huge for me. I definitely am going to need their support.”

The entire cast for the 22nd season of the hit show will officially be announced on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday morning.

Brown will join a cast of celebrities that will include already announced contestants actress Jodie Sweetin of Fuller House and GMAs Ginger Zee. 

The show is set to kickoff it’s season on March 21.