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Dancing with the Stars ups its game

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Antonio Brown, Von Miller and their pro partners on DWTS. ABC photos

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The 22nd edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has come to play with two current bonafide NFL stars in its current mix.

Reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and All-Pro receiver/punt returner Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers are among the 12 contestants ready to hoof and puff when DWTS resumes on March 21st.

Recent editions of the long-running “reality competition” series have been heavy on has-beens and short of legitimate A- or even B-listers. The latest field also is spiced by Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera; one of Donald Trump’s ex wives, Marla Maples; and Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee. Her participation is questionable at best, but will give ABC’s GMA a built-in new DWTS angle beyond the usual cooing and catering. It does raise the question, though, of whether ABC’s news division draws any lines at all anymore.

Here’s the complete field and their pro partners:

Von Miller and Witney Carson
Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess
Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani
Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska
Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev
Kim Fields and Sasha Farber
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe
Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff
Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold
Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd

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