Doug Flutie to be contestant on this season's 'Dancing with the Stars'

Doug Flutie, the quarterback with a flair for the dramatic, was announced on Tuesday as a contestant for ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Flutie, who won the 1984 Heisman Trophy while leading Boston College, will partner with Karina Smirnoff, a longtime professional dancer on the show who won the 13th season and has been runner-up twice.

Flutie joins a few current athletes on the 22nd edition of the show. Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown announced Monday on SportsCenter that he is part of this season's cast. Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant will vie for the Mirror Ball trophy as well.

Flutie is best known for his Hail Mary pass to lift Boston College over Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl. After leaving the college ranks, Flutie played with the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots before playing in the Canadian Football League for eight seasons. He transitioned back to the NFL with the Buffalo Bills in 1998 and was named to the Pro Bowl.

Flutie, Brown and Miller join a lengthy list of NFL players and other athletes who have competed on "Dancing with the Stars," including Donald Driver, Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Lawrence Taylor, Hines Ward, Apolo Anton Ohno, Helio Castroneves, Meryl Davis, Shawn Johnson, Lolo Jones, Sugar Ray Leonard, Metta World Peace and Kristi Yamaguchi.

The new season premieres at 8 p.m. ET on March 21.