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Tim Tebow on 'Dancing With the Stars'? Karina Smirnoff is interested

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Over the last year, Tim Tebow established himself as one of the most popular figures in sports. But can he dance?

Karina Smirnoff wants to find out.

Speaking to "People" magazine, Smirnoff, who won last season's "Dancing With the Stars" competition with J.R. Martinez, expressed a desire to have Tebow join her in her attempt to repeat as champion.

"All I want for my birthday is for Tim Tebow to dance on 'Dancing with the Stars'," Smirnoff said in Las Vegas while celebrating her birthday. "Tim is a very talented athlete, that was clear when we saw his performance this past season with Denver."

"All (that) is missing is to see if he has the dance skills," Smirnoff continued. "That would make him an all around athlete and someone that I would love to dance with on the show."

"Dancing With the Stars" has frequently featured NFL stars taking their athletic talents to the dance floor. Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, Warren Sapp, Jason Taylor and Lawrence Taylor all moved from the gridiron to the ballroom to compete on the show. Smith and Ward won their respective seasons, while Rice and Sapp finished in second place.

Tebow is not one to celebrate his touchdowns with anything more than a kneel down or a football spike, meaning fans have yet to catch a glimpse of any potential dance moves.

One NFL player who has become famous for his dance moves is New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who celebrates his scores with some salsa footwork. The electric playmaker was reportedly offered a spot on the show, but he turned it down upon hearing the practice time required to participate.

Tebow seems like a longshot to appear on the show, though maybe a personal campaign by Smirnoff could sway the quarterback's mind. Tebow, who Broncos vice president John Elway says will be the starter heading into next season's training camp, may choose to focus on honing his football skills. Though he led Denver to the second round of the playoffs, Tebow still receives loads of criticism for his faulty throwing mechanics and inaccurate passes.

The 14th season of "Dancing With the Stars" will debut on ABC on March 19.

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