Paired with:Anna TrebunskayaQuick Facts:
Claim to fame: Led the St. Louis Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999. He was named the NFL and Super Bowl MVP.
Full Name: Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner
Date of Birth: June 22, 1971
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Occupation: He was the quarterback who made sure that the Rams not only won the Super Bowl in ’99, but also led the Rams to two additional playoff appearances and one other Super Bowl. He and his wife Brenda established the First Things First Foundation, which is a non-profit public charity dedicated to impacting lives by promoting Christian values.Background:
Warner is the first quarterback to ever participate in DWTS
and will hopefully bring a competitive edge to the show. He has played for the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. Originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1994, he is now considered the best undrafted player of all time.
He ended his 12-year career – which is regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history – in January of 2010. He said he was ready to be a true father to his seven kids and now we can watch him make his kids and wife proud by dancing across our TV screens.Achievements and Awards:
Warner was named NFL and Super Bowl MVP in 1999, and took home another NFL MVP title in 2001.RELATED FEATURES:Photo Gallery: DWTS Stars Step Out After PracticeDWTS Season 11 Star and Pro Pairs Revealed