Emmitt Smith has no illusions about being the winner of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
“I’m not going to Disneyland. I don’t think I’m going to be on the cover a Wheaties box,” the three-time Super Bowl champion told Newsweek magazine in editions arriving on newsstands Monday.
The former Dallas Cowboys running back and the NFL’s all-time leading rusher beat out actor Mario Lopez, and won a glittering disco ball trophy. He said he and his wife would display it on fireplace mantel.
When asked whether he or former Dancing with the Stars contestant and former NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice had the better dance moves, Smith said, “I’d like to think that I do. I won the championship, right?”
He added, “I got some calluses on my toes, achy feet and a trophy.”
Smith said his professional dance partner, Cheryl Burke, wanted to wear green sequins, and that he wanted to try and coordinate his outfit. He said, “I may put it up for a charitable auction.”
“Dancing with the Stars” was a surprise hit when it debuted in the summer of 2005.