Rice, Smith Dance to CBS Comedies


A pair of NFL greats -- and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestants -- will pop up on two of CBS' Monday-night comedies following the network's Super Bowl broadcast next month.

Emmitt Smith, who's the NFL's all-time leading rusher and the reigning "Dancing" champion, will appear as himself on the Monday, Feb. 5 episode of "How I Met Your Mother." A half-hour later, the league's most prolific receiver and touchdown scorer, Jerry Rice, will make a cameo on "The Class."

(Rice finished second in season two of "Dancing with the Stars.")

CBS will broadcast the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4 and is sprinkling some recognizable NFL faces across its shows as a promotional gimmick. The network is doing something similar with the Grammy Awards, which air the following Sunday.

On "HIMYM," Smith meets a starstruck Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) on the street in New York. Rice's "Class" guest spot will find him visiting former football player Yonk Allen (David Keith) and his wife, Nicole (Andrea Anders), much to Duncan's (Jon Bernthal) surprise.

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