Hines Ward and Kym Johnson conquer the Cha Cha on 'Dancing with the Stars'

hines-kym-cha.jpgAnd we're back "Dancing with the Stars" fans!

Welcome to Season 12, where in a not-so-surprising twist, a professional athlete is one of the early frontrunners for the coveted title and mirror ball. Same story, different season? So it seems.

Football star Hines Ward made his "Dancing" debut on Monday, Mar. 21, where he took on the Cha Cha with his partner Kym Johnson.

So what did the judges have to say about the all-pro Pittsburg Steeler's dance moves? Len Goodman said, "You continue the tradition of good footballers who can dance," Carrie Ann Inaba called it the "sparkliest Cha Cha" and Bruno Tonioli complimented the timing. All of the judges gave them a 7 for a total score of 21 points. Not bad for your first try, Hines!

Watch Hines Ward Cha Cha it up here:

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