During his 17-year NFL career, Ray Lewis was a 13-time Pro Bowler, a 10-time All-Pro selection, the heart of the Ravens' defense, and a man whose elaborate "Squirrel Dance" was often imitated but never duplicated. Now an NFL Hall of Famer, Lewis apparently has a little bit of extra time on his hands in retirement. He's a new restaurateur, oft-NFL analyst, and as of today, a Dancing with the Stars cast member.
The new cast of the long-running ABC show was announced this morning on Good Morning America. Among the competitors are actor James Van Der Beek, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom. Lewis joins what is a growing collection of former football players to appear on the show-luminaries like Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Warren Sapp, Hines Ward and many more are a part of the show's gridiron fraternity.
Lewis is not the first Raven to appear on the show, either—wide receiver Jacoby Jones strutted his stuff back in 2013. Jones did remarkably well in the competition, placing third overall, setting a high bar for his onetime Ravens counterpart.
You can watch Lewis dance the cha cha, tango, waltz, and whatever else the show has in store for him starting Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m. And if all goes as planned, two Super Bowl rings aren't the only shiny things he'll be have in his trophy collection.