The season 20 celebrity cast for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ was revealed today on “Good Morning America,” and former Missouri Tigers football star Michael Sam was named to the show. Sam was the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the subsequent NFL Draft. Sam was one of the Rams’ final cuts and was added to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad where he was eventually cut again.
Sam will be partnered with Peta Murgatroyd.
Via his Twitter account, Sam expressed his excitement over a series of tweets and said he is still focused on making football his career.
“Very excited to be a part of @DancingABC. Football remains my unquestioned number 1 priority, however, while I continue to train and stay ready, I am ecstatic to participate in a fun, athletic competition like so many players before me have done. Filming this offseason is very flexible and allows me to be part of the veterans combine 3/22 if accepted or any other workouts. I’m looking forward to getting started with @PetaMurgatroyd and winning! Thanks for the support! #TeamSambatroyd”
Peta is excited about teaming up with Sam.
Dancing with the Stars roster:
Noah Galloway with Sharna Burgess
Robert Herjavec with Kym Johnson
Patti LaBelle with Artem Chigvintsev
Nastia Liukin with Derek Hough
Riker Lynch with Allison Holker
Charlotte McKinney with Keo Motsepe
RedFoo with Emma Slater
Michael Sam with Peta Murgatroyd
Willow Shields with Mark Ballas
Suzanne Somers with Tony Dovolani
Rumer Willis with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.