12/06/2012 12:02 pm ET

Emmitt Smith On 'Dancing With The Stars' Potential Cast Members: 'I Don't Think Tim Tebow Would Kill It'

"Dancing With The Stars" contestant and football great Emmitt Smith says he's not upset, only disappointed that he didn't win the All-Stars mirror-ball trophy, citing his discipline and the drive he needed to win. He also believes he has one other asset.

"Do I think black people dance better than white? Yes. I really don't know why," Smith tells The Huffington Post.

"But I see some white people that have rhythm. At the end of the day, you go look at MTV -- Justin Bieber, for example. He's growing up with some swag."

Smith has strong opinions about whom he would cast on the next season of the show.

"I don't think Tim Tebow would kill it. I don't think he would do well on the dance floor. I think he would be limited. Victor Cruz might kill it. At least, he could salsa," says Emmitt.

Speaking of football players on the show more generally, Emmitt said, "It opens another level of exposure I wouldn't get from the game itself. When I was playing the game, I had a helmet on my head; people rarely saw my face. I think it's a smart business move, but at the end of the day, you have to have some of the same qualities. I'm known as a champion on the football field, I wanted to be known as a champion in the ballroom. So you don't want to just get in for the exposure, because you can be exposed positively or negatively.”

Emmitt is now teaming up with the Lincoln Motor Company to help source the first Twitter-generated Super Bowl ad. "Enlisting the help of consumers to develop the spot is extremely clever," he says.”


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