The announcement was made during the broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards show and represents the first official word on casting for the upcoming “DWTS” season. Jones is a wide receiver for the Ravens who distinguished himself during the most recent post-season play. During the Super Bowl, he returned a kickoff for a record-making 108-yard touchdown.
Now we’ll get to see how good he is at the waltz.
Although no other names have been confirmed for Season 16, many celebrity names are among the rumors. Two stars of “The Bachelor” franchise — this season’s Sean Lowe and last season’s Emily Maynard — might keep things in the ABC reality family. In a first-time crossover from FOX, “American Idol” singer Kellie Pickler is another “DWTS” possibility. Names like those of singer Wynonna Judd and gymnast Aly Raisman have been mentioned as well.
The official cast announcement will be made during the “Good Morning America” broadcast on Tuesday.