Russell Wilson Turns Down DWTS

Russell Wilson Turns Down DWTS

Lawrence Taylor has done it. So has Jerry Rice. But don’t count on Russell Wilson turning in his cleats for some dancing shoes–for now. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback told Access Hollywood that he turned down an opportunity to compete on Dancing with the Stars.

“I need to focus on my football career right now,” Wilson told the gossip show. “I’m trying to do as much as I can in terms of winning football games for the Seattle Seahawks and our franchise.” 

Wilson will not be joining Hines Ward, Donald Driver, and Emmitt Smith as the only Super Bowl and Dancing with the Stars champions–at least not anytime soon. 

The quarterback revealed that DWTS‘s recent ask wasn’t their first. The show approached him after his rookie season. Despite two rejections, Wilson admitted that he’d like to appear on the television show someday: “I will do it at some point, for sure.”