Dancing With The Stars Professional Karina Smirnoff celebrated her 34th birthday on Saturday in Las Vegas, and told a reporter from People that all she wanted as a gift is for the Denver Broncos quarterback to join the cast of the reality show.
“All I want for my birthday is for Tim Tebow to dance on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” she said, shortly after Denver’s season ended in an AFC Divisional playoff loss to the New England Patriots.
“He can run, jump, pass, throw touchdowns,” she stated. “All [that] is missing is to see if he has the dance skills. That would make him an all-around athlete and someone that I would love to dance with on the show.”
But the Broncos website says Tebow, an outspoken Christian, is six-foot three-inches and 235 pounds, so is he too big for dancing? Tebow wouldn’t be the first NFL player to hit the DWTS dance floor, either. Former NFL running back Emmitt Smith and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward have each won the competition. Other NFL players, like Jerry Rice, Jason Taylor and Warren Sapp, have finished in second place on DWTS. Gates says football players have several advantages when learning how to dance, which include their athleticism and ability to memorize.
Tebow’s job is safe for now, but in terms of some offseason fun it is still unclear as to whether or not DWTS fans will get to see him cha-chaing on the dance floor anytime soon. The season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” is scheduled for Monday, Mar. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.