During his time with the New York Giants, Rashad Jennings demonstrated solid footwork and an impressive mix of elusiveness and power out of the backfield.
On Tuesday night, Jennings proved to the entire nation that those skills aren’t just valuable on the football field, as the former Giants running back used his nimble feet to take first place on this season’s “Dancing With The Stars” season finale.
Jennings, 32, and his partner, professional dancer Emma Slater, bested former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross to take home the top prize.
While Ross’ showing was impressive, NFL players like Jennings clearly have a leg up in these competitions as he became the fourth football player to win the title, joining Donald Driver, Emmitt Smith and Hines Ward.
In possibly related news, the NFL just announced that it is easing restrictions on player celebrations after scores and are allowing players to express themselves more freely after touchdowns, meaning that TD dances will be back and better than ever in 2017.
Could this move help the NFL become even more of a breeding ground for “Dancing With The Stars” champions?
Sure seems like it.