Former NFL player Warren Sapp was born on December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida. His 13 year career in the sport was marked with playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders. While in college, he played football for the University of Miami Hurricanes. As a defensive lineman, he won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for best defensive player, the Chuck Bednarik Award, and the Lombardi Award for best lineman or linebacker.
Sapp is best known for holding the record of 96.5 sacks, which are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman. Despite all his accolades, he decided to retire in January 2008, officially declaring it two months after.
Warren Sapp later expressed interest on appearing on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars. He soon got his wish, as he was cast on the show to be paired with Kym Johnson. Joining 12 other couples, the two are set to perform various types of dances that will enable them to win the much-coveted mirror ball trophy. The show is hosted by Emmy Award-winning game show host Tom Bergeron, and features Len Goodman, Carrie Anne Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli as the panel of judges.