'Dancing With The Stars' Pro Witney Carson 'Cringed' When She Learned About These Season 22 Competitors

Treva Bowdoin

Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars might end up being one of the most unpredictable seasons of ABC's reality dance competition. In addition to being jam-packed with famous faces from popular TV shows, this season is loaded with celebrity contestants who are used to being extremely competitive—four athletes are facing off on Dancing with the Stars.

Having so many athletes on Dancing with the Stars is a great thing for fans who want to see competitors with strong work ethics really pushing themselves week after week, and athletes usually go far on the show. However, DWTS pro Witney Carson recently told Entertainment Tonight that she "cringed" when she learned that her celebrity partner would be one of three NFL stars competing on Season 22.

"I'm super excited but it is kind of scary because there's two other athletes," Carson said.

"I cringed when I heard there were two other football players, but we've just got to make him stand out!"

"I'm thinking about what dance moves I can bust out a little bit later," Miller quipped.

According to Witney Carson, her first Dancing with the Stars dance with Von Miller will be the fox trot. Instead of skipping across the DWTS ballroom to a "traditional" fox trot tune, they'll be performing to an upbeat pop song.

"It's going to be good! It kind of shows his personality as well as his dance moves," Witney revealed.

The other two NFL stars vying for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars are 53-year-old living legend Doug Flutie, and 27-year-old Antonio Brown. Flutie has been partnered with Karina Smirnoff, and CarterMatt points out that the former quarterback might actually have a bigger fanbase that the two younger football stars that he'll be competing against. Flutie played for multiple teams in the NFL and CFL during his lengthy career, and he's developed a bit of a cult following — not many other football stars can boast having a breakfast cereal named after them (hopefully Karina will manage to work a box of Flutie Flakes into one of their routines).

— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) March 9, 2016

— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) March 13, 2016

"I'm really excited that they picked me to be on the show and it's an honor that they reached out to me," the strawweight fighter recently told the Los Angeles Times. "I kind of grew up in the [dance] studio because my mom owned [one] and I danced since I was little. I'm excited to see if I still have a little of that dance side left."

According to ABC News, the rest of the Dancing with the Stars season 22 couples are as follows: Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy; Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe; Boyz II Men member Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold; America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd; The O.C. star Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev; Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani; The Facts of Life actress Kim Fields and Sasha Farber; and Fox News host Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska.

Dancing with the Stars premieres March 21 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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