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“Dancing with the Stars” 2012: Donald Driver, Martina Navratilova represent jockdom on the cast

View Photo Gallery: Cast of Season 14 “Dancing With the Stars” is announced.

Donald Driver and Martina Navratilova will represent athletes who dare to dance publicly on this season’s edition of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Navratilova, the winner of 18 Grand Slam tennis singles titles and an athletic marvel still at 55, is listed as a 20-1 shot to win the competition by Bovada.LV, the offshore sportsbook.

Driver, the Green Bay Packers’ affable wide receiver, joins a long line of football-playing dancer-wannabes, like Hines Ward, Chad Ochocinco, Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Kurt Warner, Jason Taylor and Emmitt Smith. Driver is listed as a 13-2 shot to win, but his quarterback thinks he’s a lock to make the finals.

Quickie on DWTS??Guaranteed to be in the finals

— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 28, 2012

The rest of the cast? It consists of soap star Jack Wagner, actress Melissa Gilbert, telenovela star William Levy (”the Brad Pitt of Mexico”), “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd, opera star Katherine Jenkins, pop singer Gavin DeGraw, hip-hop producer Roshon Fegan, “Extra” co-host and New England Patriots fan Maria Menounos, actor Jaleel White, and singer Gladys Knight.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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