ABC newly announced the Season 14 actors of Dancing with the Stars. Among the B-list "celebrities" competing for the disco sphere trophy room two world class athletes—Packers large receiver Donald Driver and tennis legend Martina Navratilova. 

If background is any indication, Driver and also Navratilova are most likely to do an extremely well. In 13 seasons, an athlete has won one impressive five times—four simply missed, comes in second. 

Let"s take a look in ~ 20 that the ideal athletes to complete on DWTS, ranking them based on their dance success. 


Season: 9Place: 11th 

UFC champion chuck Liddell completed in Season 9 of Dancing through the Stars and finished in 11th place. 

Liddell perfect behind room of call receiver Michael Irvin and just behind Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin. 


Season: 9Place: 10th

Olympic yellow medal-winning swimmer Natalie Coughlin contended in Season 9 of Dancing v the Stars and placed 10th in the competition. 

Season 9 was among a handful of periods that one athlete didn"t make it into the top five—retired vast receiver Michael Irvin to be closest come the top five in saturday place. 


Season: 12Place: 9th

Retired experienced boxer Sugar beam Leonard contended in Season 12 that Dancing through the Stars and also finished in 9th place. 

Sugar Ray"s moves weren"t sweet sufficient to outlast WWE superstar kris Jericho or vast receiver Hines Ward. 


Season: 5Place: 9th

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Competed on Season 5 of Dancing through the Stars and finished in nine place. 

He may have actually failed to attach with the audience due to the fact that Mayweather actually obtained solid scores native the judges the week he was got rid of from the competition; the viewer vote is what sent out him home.


Season: 8Place: 7th 

Hall of fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor contended on Season 8 of Dancing v the Stars and also finished a respectable seventh place. 

Taylor"s season was stacked through athletes—he competed versus Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, rodeo champion Ty Murray and also former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Rycroft. 


Season: 9Place: 7th 

Retired NFL star Michael Irvin contended on Season 9 of Dancing through the Stars and perfect in saturday place. 

Irvin failed to impress at an early stage on however managed to improve week come week and said he to be happy to have made it 7 weeks top top the show. 


Season: 1Place: 5th

Retired boxing legend Evander Holyfield contended on the inaugural season the Dancing with the Stars and finished in fifth place. 

Holyfield was no the finest dancer and his fifth-place end up sounds far better than it actually is—there were just six rivals on Season 1. 


Season: 11Place: 5th

Retired NFL quarterback kurt Warner completed on Season 11 the Dancing with the Stars and perfect in 5th place. 

Warner took the news the his elimination choose a champion though, saying backstage after his elimination, "It was unfair. Us felt for a long time that us should have actually gotten much better scores 보다 we did, so we"re disappointed."


Season: 13Place: 4th

U.S. Football star expect Solo completed on Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars and to be mercifully eliminated in fourth place. 

Solo"s all at once popularity to be on full display screen as she horrifying dancing week-to-week was overlooked by the city hall audience. Girl can"t run to save her life, but the fact that she was just one illustration shy the the finale speaks volumes about her popularity and likability.


Season: 10Place: 4th 

Patriots vast receiver Chad Ochocinco completed on Season 10 of Dancing through the Stars and also finished in 4th place. 

Ocho just missed out on competing in the finale—ESPN"s Erin Andrews and figure skater Evan Lysacek perfect behind Pussycat Dolls command singer Nicole Sherzinger. 


Season: 4Place: 3rd 

Retired boxer Laila Ali competed in Season 4 the Dancing v the Stars and finished in third place. 

Ali contended in the season finale, yet came up just short, finishing behind NSYNC"s Joey Fatone and Olympic speedster Apolo Anton Ohno.

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Season: 10Place: 2nd

Olympic yellow medal figure skater Evan Lysacek contended in Season 10 that Dancing with the Stars and also finished in 2nd place. 

Lysacek virtually captured yellow again, yet Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger confirmed too tough. 


Season: 7Place: 2nd

Retired defensive tackle Warren Sapp completed in Season 7 that Dancing v the Stars and also proved a big man have the right to move by finishing in 2nd place. 

A how amazing fleet-footed Sapp beat out boy-bander Lance Bass, singer Toni Braxton and amateur adult movie star Kim Kardashian. 


Season: 6Place: 2nd 

Retired dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor completed in Season 6 of Dancing with the Stars and make it come the season finale prior to losing come Olympic number skater Kristi Yamaguchi. 

Taylor was one of the favorites transparent the season and never had a down week.


Season: 2Place: 2nd

Wide receiving legend Jerry Rice competed on Season 2 of Dancing v the Stars and also finished in second place, that was narrowly beaten the end by boy-bander attracted Lachey. 

I hope drew Lachey delighted in the moment, it"s the just time he"ll ever before be considered far better than Jerry Rice at anything. 


Season: 6Place: 1st 

Olympic figure skating gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi completed on Season 6 of Dancing v the Stars and, unsurprisingly, finished first. 

Her number skating background do Yamaguchi a natural for the competition and also gave she the sheet she necessary to beat the end linebacker Jason Taylor, that finished a near second. 


Season: 14Place: 1st 

Steelers vast receiver Hines Ward competed on Season 12 of Dancing v the Stars and put first. 

Ward was an early favorite on the show, and also he and his partner earned the first perfect 10s of the season.


Season: 4Place: 1st

Olympic speedskating superstar Apolo Anton Ohno competed in Season 4 the Dancing through the Stars and was one of countless athletes come come in very first place. 

Ohno and his companion Julianne Hough were early favorites and also beat the end a dude indigenous Cheers, a dude from Beverly Hills 90201 and a dude indigenous NSYNC.


Season: 6Place: 1st

Spritely gymnast Shawn Johnson competed in season eight of Dancing v the Stars and to be partnered with mark Ballas, the professional dancer who partnered v the Season 6 winner.

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She to be the youngest competitor in the show"s history and directly edged out Gilles Marini to victory the competition.


Season: 3Place: 1st 

Legendary Cowboys running ago Emmitt Smith completed on Season 3 of Dancing with the Stars and won the entirety damn thing. 

Smith was by far the biggest "star" top top the show, beating out the unimpressive likes the Mario Lopez, Joey Lawrence, Shanna Moakler and also Tucker Carlson. 


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