He didn’t make the final cut for the NFL, but this morning Michael Sam found out he will be on a roster this spring. He’ll be one of the celebrities on the next season (its 20th) of Dancing with the Stars on ABC. The season begins March 16.

Sam will be paired with Peta Jane Mergatroyd on the hit reality show, which has been especially supportive of athletes; fellow former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith even won one season.

Among the other contestants on the season are Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers and Rumer Willis.