After one season with the Ravens, wide receiver Jacoby Jones has already made his end zone dances an anticipated treat, but the 2012 Pro Bowl returner will now take those talents to network television.
The 28-year-old confirmed Sunday night he will be a contestant on the newest season of ABC’s hit series “Dancing with the Stars.” The rest of the cast will be announced on Tuesday ahead of the show’s debut on March 18.
Jones is only the latest NFL star to participate in the show, joining the likes of Hall of Fame players such as Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith as well as more recent retirees Kurt Warner and Hines Ward. He made no secret about his interest in the show when he appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” earlier this month.
After signing a two-year, $7 million last offseason, Jones had three return touchdowns in the regular season and set a Super Bowl record with a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to begin the second half. The New Orleans native celebrated the achievement by breaking out “The Squirrel” in the end zone, the dance made famous by retiring linebacker Ray Lewis.