Charles Oakley, Vernon Davis to Appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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By RADIO.COM

Charles Oakley and Vernon Davis will be taking their talents to the dance floor.

The former NBA and NFL stars were announced as part of next season’s contestants, which begins Sept. 14 on ABC, in a reveal on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.

In addition to Oakley and Davis, former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir also comprises of the athletes to appear on the show.

Oakley, 56, will get to show off his softer side after a 19-year NBA career as an enforcer and most recently making headlines for his feud with Knicks owner James Dolan.

As a player, Oakley was an All-Star in 1993-94 and two-time All Defensive player, spending most of his career in New York but also had stints with the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets.

Davis, who retired after a 15-year career in the NFL back in February, aims to join a long list of former football players to win the competition.

The 35-year-old was a two-time Pro Bowl tight end, winning a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos and a fixture with the San Francisco 49ers before closing his career with the Washington Football Team in his final four seasons.

Weir, 36, is a two-time Olympian who currently works for NBC as a commentator and is often paired with fellow figure skater Tara Lipinski.

Many athletes have had great success on “Dancing with the Stars.” Past winners include NFL stars Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, Donald Driver and Rashad Jennings, Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, figure skaters Kristi Yamaguchi and Adam Rippon, gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Laurie Hernandez and ice dancer Meryl Davis.

Other contestants this season include Monica Aldama, Carole Baskin, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Anne Heche, Skai Jackson, AJ McLean, Justina Machado, Jeannie Mai, Jesse Metcalf, Nelly, Nev Schulman and Chrishell Stause.

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