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ALEXANDRA RAISMAN A gold medalist in women's gymnastics (Credit: ABC)

ALEXANDRA RAISMAN
A gold medalist in women's gymnastics in 2012, Raisman and partner Mark Ballas as finalists on Season 16. |

Dancing with the athletes

A look at all the professional athletes who have appeared as contestants on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

EVANDER HOLYFIELD The four-time heavyweight champion boxer, partnered
(Credit: ABC (June 8, 2005))

EVANDER HOLYFIELD
The four-time heavyweight champion boxer, partnered with Edita Sliwinska, was the second person eliminated in Season 1. Holyfield’s jive netted just 13 points from the judges.

STACY KEIBLER A former WWE Diva, Keibler partnered
(Credit: ABC (Feb. 16, 2006))

STACY KEIBLER
A former WWE Diva, Keibler partnered with Tony Dovolani and reached the finals of Season 2. She finished in third place behind Jerry Rice and Drew Lachey. Her worst dance all season was a 22 in the waltz, and she scored a perfect 30 in the samba.

JERRY RICE The NFL’s greatest receiver was the
(Credit: ABC (Jan. 5, 2006))

JERRY RICE
The NFL’s greatest receiver was the runner-up on Season 2 with his partner Anna Trebunskaya. He lost to Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke. Rice scored well with the freestyle and Cha-Cha-Cha, ad not so good in the jive (19).

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EMMITT SMITH The NFL’s all-time leading rusher, just
(Credit: ABC (Nov. 7, 2006))

EMMITT SMITH
The NFL’s all-time leading rusher, just one year into his retirement, because the first athlete to win the mirror ball trophy, thanks to perfect scores in the samba, mambo, rumba and Cha-Cha-Cha. Of course, having Cheryl Burke as his partner didn’t hurt either for the Season 3 champ.

CLYDE DREXLER One of the NBA’s 50 greatest
(Credit: ABC (April 17, 2007))

CLYDE DREXLER
One of the NBA’s 50 greatest players, but not one of DWTS’ 50 best celebrity dancers. His Rumba with partner Elena Grinenko to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s going on” left the judges asking that exact question. “The Glide” was the fourth person booted in Season 4.

LAILA ALI The daughter of Muhammad Ali and
(Credit: ABC (March 2007))

LAILA ALI
The daughter of Muhammad Ali and an accomplished professional boxer (24-0, three-time super middleweight champ), Ali partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and made it to the final round before finishing in third place behind Apolo Anton Ohno and Joey Fatone.

APOLO ANTON OHNO The most decorated Winter Olympian
(Credit: ABC (March 2007))

APOLO ANTON OHNO
The most decorated Winter Olympian in American history (eight medals) added the Season 4 “Dancing With the Stars” trophy to his resume in May 2007. It was the first of three “DWTS” titles for Olympians, and the first of two titles for his partner Julianne Hough.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. Partnered with Karina Smirnoff, the
(Credit: ABC (October 2007))

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.
Partnered with Karina Smirnoff, the undefeated fighter (41-0, 25 knockouts) only made it to Week 5 on Season 5.

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HELIO CASTRONEVES The Indy race car driver never
(Credit: ABC)

HELIO CASTRONEVES
The Indy race car driver never scored lower than a 23 with partner Julianne Hough en route to the Season 5 title in November 2007. The duo received perfect scores in the quickstep, foxtrot and Cha-cha-cha. (Nov. 27, 2007)

MONICA SELES A six-time Grand Slam champion in
(Credit: ABC (March 24, 2008))

MONICA SELES
A six-time Grand Slam champion in tennis, Seles didn’t fare as well on this hardcourt. She scored a pair of 15s on the foxtrot and mambo with partner Jonathan Roberts and was the first female eliminated in Season 6.

JASON TAYLOR An All-Pro defensive end, Taylor quickstepped
(Credit: ABC (May 12, 2008))

JASON TAYLOR
An All-Pro defensive end, Taylor quickstepped his way to the final round of Season 6 with partner Edyta Sliwinska but lost to Kristi Yamaguchi.

KRISTI YAMAGUCHI An Olympic figure skating gold medalist
(Credit: ABC (May 12, 2008))

KRISTI YAMAGUCHI
An Olympic figure skating gold medalist in 1992, Yamaguchi partnered with Mark Ballas and won Season 6 in May 2008. It marked the fourth straight season where an athlete won “Dancing With the Stars.”

MISTY MAY-TREANOR An Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist,
(Credit: ABC (Sept. 29, 2008))

MISTY MAY-TREANOR
An Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist, she partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She scored three straight 21s in Season 7 then had to withdraw after rupturing her Achilles tendon in a training session.

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MAURICE GREENE A four-time Olympic medalist and five-time
(Credit: ABC (Oct. 20, 2008))

MAURICE GREENE
A four-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion sprinter, Green danced with Cheryl Burke and was among the final five contestants on Season 7.

WARREN SAPP The 300- pound, trash-talking, quarterback-sacking Sapp
(Credit: ABC (Nov. 10, 2008))

WARREN SAPP
The 300- pound, trash-talking, quarterback-sacking Sapp eased into retirement in 2008 by partnering with Kym Johnson and reaching the Season 7 finals. He lost to Brooke Burke.

LAWRENCE TAYLOR He may have changed the way
(Credit: ABC (April 2009))

LAWRENCE TAYLOR
He may have changed the way linebackers played in the NFL, but there was no such magic on the dancefloor. However, Taylor, partnered with Edyta Sliwinska, did manage to last until Week 8 in Season 8.

SHAWN JOHNSON A gold-medal winning Olympic gymnast, Johnson
(Credit: ABC (May 18, 2010))

SHAWN JOHNSON
A gold-medal winning Olympic gymnast, Johnson managed to pull off one of the bigger surprises in “DWTS” history by defeating favorite Gilles Marini in the Season 8 final. She partnered with Mark Ballas and became the fifth athlete — and third Olympian — to win the Mirror Ball trophy.

CHUCK LIDDELL You don?t typically see mohawks on
(Credit: ABC (Oct. 12, 2009))

CHUCK LIDDELL
You don?t typically see mohawks on the ?DWTS? dance floor. You don?t typically see mixed martial artists there, either. But Chuck Liddell, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who danced with Anna Trebunskaya, lasted six weeks on Season 9.

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NATALIE COUGHLIN An Olympic gold-medalist in swimming, Coughlin
(Credit: ABC (Oct. 19, 2009))

NATALIE COUGHLIN
An Olympic gold-medalist in swimming, Coughlin partnered with Alec Mazo and lasted through seven weeks on Season 9.

LOUIE VITO A world champion snowboarder, Vito danced
(Credit: ABC (Oct. 26, 2009))

LOUIE VITO
A world champion snowboarder, Vito danced with Chelsie Hightower and got halfway through Season 9 before he was eliminated.

MICHAEL IRVIN A three-time Super Bowl champion with
(Credit: ABC (Oct. 26, 2009))

MICHAEL IRVIN
A three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, Irvin already had a flair for the dramatic before joining the Season 9 cast of “DWTS.” Partnered with Anna Demidova, Irvin had the lowest score of any castmember in six dances yet still managed to watch nine other celebrities get eliminated before him.

CHAD OCHOCINCO The outspoken receiver for the Cincinnati
(Credit: ABC (May 17, 2010))

CHAD OCHOCINCO
The outspoken receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals partnered with two-time “DWTS” champion Cheryl Burke for Season 10. Together, they reached the semifinals.

EVAN LYSACEK Three months after becoming the first
(Credit: ABC (May 17, 2010))

EVAN LYSACEK
Three months after becoming the first U.S. male skater to win Olympic gold in 22 years, he reached the Season 10 final with partner Anna Trebunskaya in May 2010. There, he became the first Olympian to lose once reaching the “Dancing” finale.

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RICK FOX A retired NBA baller, Fox teamed
(Credit: ABC (Nov. 1, 2010))

RICK FOX
A retired NBA baller, Fox teamed with Cheryl Burke and had a good run on Season 11. He was the seventh person eliminated.

KURT WARNER Newly retired from the NFL in
(Credit: ABC (Oct. 4, 2010))

KURT WARNER
Newly retired from the NFL in the fall of 2010, Kurt Warner danced with Anna Trebunskaya and lasted nine weeks on Season 11.

SUGAR RAY LEONARD A former boxer, Leonard danced
(Credit: AP (March 28, 2011))

SUGAR RAY LEONARD
A former boxer, Leonard danced with Anna Trebunskaya but couldn’t get past Week 4 and the Viennese Waltz on Season 12.

CHRIS JERICHO The pro wrestler who grew up
(Credit: AP (April 4, 2011))

CHRIS JERICHO
The pro wrestler who grew up in Manhasset, partnered with two-time champion Cheryl Burke, was an early contender on Season 12 but became the fifth person eliminated.

HINES WARD The Super Bowl-winning wide receiver with
(Credit: AP (April 4, 2011))

HINES WARD
The Super Bowl-winning wide receiver with the Steelers added another trophy to his mantle after being crowned the winner of Season 12. Ward found a way to occupy his time during the NFL lockout with dance partner Kym Johnson and beat Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane in the final.

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RON ARTEST, aka META WORLD PEACE The NBA
(Credit: ABC)

RON ARTEST, aka META WORLD PEACE
The NBA champion and former St. John's standout from Queensbridge was the first person eliminated in Season 13, along with his partner, Peta Murgatroyd.3

HOPE SOLO Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.S.
(Credit: ABC)

HOPE SOLO
Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.S. women's soccer national team, reached the semifinals on Season 13 with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

DONALD DRIVER The Green Bay Packers wide receiver
(Credit: AP)

DONALD DRIVER
The Green Bay Packers wide receiver partnered with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd and won Season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars."

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA The tennis legend, paired with Tony
(Credit: ABC)

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA
The tennis legend, paired with Tony Dovolani, was the first one eliminated on Season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars."

SHAWN JOHNSON The Olympic gymnast, a Season 8
(Credit: ABC)

SHAWN JOHNSON
The Olympic gymnast, a Season 8 champion, returned for the All-Star season, and partnered with Derek Hough. Johnson took second to Melissa Rycroft. |

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EMMITT SMITH Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher
(Credit: ABC)

EMMITT SMITH
Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher and a former "DWTS" champion, returned for the show's all-star season and made it to the final four with partner Cheryl Burke. |

HELIO CASTRONEVES The Indy race car driver and
(Credit: ABC)

HELIO CASTRONEVES
The Indy race car driver and former DWTS champion teamed with Chelsie Hightower for the all-star season and was the fourth person eliminated.

APOLO ANTON OHNO USA's most decorated Winter Olympian
(Credit: ABC)

APOLO ANTON OHNO
USA's most decorated Winter Olympian returned to the "DWTS" stage for the all-star season, partnered with Karina Smirnoff and finished fifth. |

ALEXANDRA RAISMAN A gold medalist in women's gymnastics
(Credit: ABC)

ALEXANDRA RAISMAN
A gold medalist in women's gymnastics in 2012, Raisman and partner Mark Ballas as finalists on Season 16. |

JACOBY JONES A Super Bowl champion with the
(Credit: ABC)

JACOBY JONES
A Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens, Jones spent the offseason dancing his way to the finals with partner Karina Smirnoff on Season 16. |

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VICTOR ORTIZ The pro boxer partnered with Lindsay
(Credit: ABC)

VICTOR ORTIZ
The pro boxer partnered with Lindsay Arnold and made it to Week 5 on Season 16. |

DOROTHY HAMILL The former Olympic figure skater withdrew
(Credit: ABC)

DOROTHY HAMILL
The former Olympic figure skater withdrew after her second dance with partner Tristan MacManus because of a back injury on Season 16. |

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