Former NFL star Eddie George is trading in his cleats for a pair of dancing shoes as he readies to make his Broadway debut next year in the musical “Chicago.” The 42-year-old Heisman trophy winner will take on the role of lawyer Billy Flynn, who was famously played by Richard Gere in the movie adaptation of the show.

George, who made it to a Super Bowl with the Tennessee Titans, will begin his Broadway stint at the Ambassador Theatre on Jan. 11 and continue through Feb. 28.

While this might be George’s biggest acting role to date, it’s certainly not his first. According to the Associated Press, George has played parts in Matthew Lopez’s “The Whipping Man” at the Nashville Repertory Theatre and Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog” at Nashville’s Amun Ra Theatre. George has also played the leads in “Othello” and “Julius Caesar” at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

If there are any showbiz jitters going on in George’s mind, he’s certainly not showing then right now. On Monday, he tweeted out that he’s “excited for his debut.”

He added on Instagram: “#brightlightsbigcity God is Great!!!”

This article was updated with a correction to reflect George’s Super Bowl appearance with the Titans.

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