Everybody knows that Rashad Jennings has great moves on the football field. Now, they are getting to see Jennings on the DWTS season 24 dance floor! Jennings is determined to win the Mirrorball Trophy along with his partner, Emma Slater.
Ever since Rashad Jennings was asked to take part in Dancing with the Stars season 24, his female fan base has certainly increased. Jennings has already made a name for himself on the football field, but the fact that he can dance has made him even more endearing to his fans. The football player has been paired with professional dancer, Emma Slater for this season’s competition, and Jennings is taking it very seriously. After proving his worth on the football field, he now wants to show the world that he can also move on the dance floor! People want to know more about Jennings, especially about Rashad Jennings’ girlfriend, and we have the details right here.
The Right Advice at the Right Time
Rashad Jennings was born on March 26, 1985 in Forest, Virginia. He started playing football at Jefferson Forest High School and was an unlikely candidate for playing football because he had a low GPA and was a “270 lb chubby kid with asthma and glasses.” Jennings got his chance to shine when his team was down some players due to injuries and he ran a 30-yard touchdown. When he repeated and bettered this feat in subsequent games, a scout from the University of Tennessee noticed him and offered him some advice saying, “Son, you have potential…Get your grades right!”
A Success on the Football Field
Jennings transferred to Lynchburg Christian Academy and lost his extra weight. He was a star on his football team with a total of 3,287 yards and 56 touchdowns. Later, Jennings played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, and New York Giants. He was released by the Giants on February 13, 2017, and is currently a free agent.
The Pair Got Rave Reviews!
After showing his prowess on the football field, Jennings is excited to show audiences his moves on Dancing with the Stars! Last night (March 26), Jennings and Slater danced the Viennese waltz to “Suffer” by Charlie Puth. They got a very positive reaction from the judges and the audience, with their performance described as “hot,” “50 shades of Viennese Waltz,” and “good overall.” Jennings’ fans erupted on social media, praising the football player saying, “If any guy makes it to the finals it’s gonna be Rashad.”
Who’s the Lucky Woman?
Who is Rashad Jennings dating? Nothing has been confirmed, but there are rumors that Jennings is still in a relationship with reality TV star, Angela Simmons. Though, last we heard, things seem to be going well with Simmons and her fiancé Sutton Tennyson, with whom she shares her son, Sutton Joseph. So, it’s very possible the footballer is currently single! Jennings is a self-confessed hopeless romantic and it seems there is no lucky lady in his life at this time. That’s sweet music to some of his female fans!
Big Men Can Dance
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater have terrific on-screen chemistry, which was made evident when they performed on DWTS. They have been affectionately nicknamed “Team Shad Squad” and are among the judges and audiences’ favorites to win season 24. Jennings has always been ambitious and he has a killer instinct honed to perfection by all those years on the football field. Catch the pair compete for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC!