Claim to fame: Flamboyant, smack-talking NFL football player for the Cincinnati Bengals
Full Name: Chad Javon Johnson (Johnson legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ochocinco on August 29, 2008)
Occupation: NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
Previous dance experience: None, but he shows promise with his smooth moves and creative footwork on the football field.
We’ve seen him do his famous touchdown dances in the end zone, and now Chad's finally ready strut his stuff on the dance floor.
Chad Ochocinco is one of the NFL’s most prolific wide receivers. Completing his ninth season with the Cincinnati Bengals, he holds the franchise record for most receiving yards in a season, most receiving yards of all time, the most receptions, the most receiving yards in a game, the most seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards, and the most touchdowns in a game. With an impressive NFL career to back him up, Chad should have the speed and agility to dance a mean samba.
Chad is a six-time Pro-Bowler and was named All-Pro three times. He made headlines in 2008 when he legally changed his name from Chad Johnson to Chad Ochocinco, to match his jersey number, “85,” obvi!
Chad has partnered with international charity Feed The Children to raise awareness for the worldwide epidemic of hunger and poverty facing children around the world.
Ochocinco has four children: Jicyra, Chad Johnson II, Chade, and Cha'iel. Try saying that three times fast.
Achievements and Awards:
Ochocinco holds the following records in the Bengals organization: Most receiving yards in a season (1,440), most receiving yards all-time, most receptions, most receiving yards in a game (260), most seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards (7), and most touchdown receptions in a game (3, tied with several other players).