Former Lions star Calvin Johnson to join cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'

Posted at 10:16 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 16:28:28-04

Calvin Johnson is done with football, but he's not stepping away from the spotlight.

ET is reporting the former Lions wide receiver is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars. 

The cast is formally going to be announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning.

Johnson retied from football in March, releasing a statement.

“After much prayer, thought and discussion with loved ones, I have made the difficult decision to retire from the Lions and pro football. I have played my last game of football," he wrote then.

Season 23 of DWTS begins Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.