Outspoken Washington Redskins cornerback and Coastal Carolina graduate Josh Norman is in the lineup for this season’s “Dancing With the Stars” show.
The cast was announced on April 14 on Good Morning America. The 31-year-old will be among the competitors on the show’s four-week all-athlete season that premieres at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 30 on ABC. Norman's dance partner will be Sharna Burgess.
Norman will be competing against nine other current or former athletes: figure skaters Tonya Harding, Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon, U.S. Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, softball pitcher Jennie Finch Daigle, baseball player Johnny Damon, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, U.S. luge medalist Chris Mazdzer, and Notre Dame women's basketball player Arike Ogunbowale.
Norman, a Greenwood native, was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft and joined the Redskins before the 2016 season.
Norman was an All-Pro in 2015 and is known for both being one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and being one of the league’s more outspoken players.
So if he doesn’t agree with a judge’s score, he likely won’t be afraid to express his opinion, which might make for entertaining television.