Former Texan Jacoby Jones to compete on Dancing with the Stars
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- He got to dance in the end zone twice after touchdowns in the Super Bowl, and now former Houston Texan and current Baltimore Raven Jacoby Jones will be dancing again...this time, with his eye on a Mirror Ball trophy.
It was announced during a commercial break on the Oscars that Jones would compete in season 16 of the hit ABC show.
About the same time the commercial ran, show host Tom Bergeron tweeted, "Jacoby Jones will dance this season. But if he pulls too far ahead, the 9ers will cut power to the ballroom. #dwtsseason16."
Jones played five seasons with the Texans. He was released in the offseason following Houston's first ever playoff appearance. Many fans will remember Jones muffing a punt against the Ravens that may have cost Houston a chance to advance to the AFC title game that year.
Once Jones was released, he was picked up by Baltimore, and went on to win a Super Bowl ring his first season there. Many thought he also deserved MVP honors after hauling in a TD pass and returning a kickoff 108 yards for a score.
Jones made no secret that he wanted to be on the show during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The 16th season of Dancing with the Stars begins March 18 on ABC13.
Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices
- Coyote's wild run through Hobby, but no roadrunner in sight
- Video from violent fast food robbery released
- Man collapses in street and dies in SW Houston
- Time Magazine names its Person of the Year
- Live: Watch Eyewitness News live now
- Suspect to bank teller: 'I'm having a bad day'
- Wreck causes fire in Tomball gas station parking lot
- Alcohol sales rules could change in Houston
- Mom accused of whipping girl with jump rope
- 'Operation Safe-T-Net' results in child porn charges
- Houston car thieves' wish list
- Spring woman accused of injuring elderly man
- Lombardi Award finalists hang with kids from TCH
- Mandela ceremony interpreter deemed a 'fake'
abc13.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos