Lynn Swann would be proud: there are now two Steelers using the offseason to work on their dancing:
As you know, Hines Ward is going to woo America as the latest football player to compete on Dancing With the Stars. But RB Rashard Mendenhall is also honing his skills for the upcoming "Dancing With the Celebrities of Pittsburgh" competition on March 12.
Held at the Westin Convention Center, the beneficiaries of this year's charitable event include Auberle, The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime, Haitian Orphan Rescue and the Kiwanis Club of Pittsburgh. Last year's winner was Pittsburgh TV personality Jennifer Antkowiak.
Mendenhall was recently spotted practicing for the competition at Integral Ballroom in Murrysville last Friday, as he will be competing in a field that includes 13 other notables from around the city. As the story notes, this is not the first time Mendenhall met his dance instructor. The Illinois product turned to dance as a way to stay in shape after his rookie season was promptly ended by Ray Lewis in 2008, and video of his dance workshops have turned up on Youtube. And you may be surprised to learn that Mendenhall isn't the only Steeler outside of Ward known for his dance moves, either. The running back named Bryant McFadden, William Gay and Dennis Dixon as some Steelers with notable skills on the dance floor.