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Dan Marino may not be joining Dancing with the Stars, but have no fear: You may still get your football fix on the dance floor next season.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp is next on ABC's most wanted list, according to Season 2 runner-up Jerry Rice.

"They're really going after a big one this time. I think it's Warren Sapp," Rice revealed to Access Hollywood.

If it's true, Sapp, who retired in 2007, will fulfill the " Big, Lumbering Athlete" quota for the series. Our wish list had Shaquille O'Neal, but Sapp will definitely do.

"You're probably going to see him trim down, lose some weight," Rice said. "I know Warren, Warren is very competitive so he's going to give it 100 percent."

Sapp, 35, would be the fourth football star DWTS recruits, following Rice, Season 3 winner Emmitt Smith and Season 6 runner-up Jason Taylor. So if history holds, he should at least make the final two.

ABC will announce the full cast on Good Morning America on Monday. - Joyce Eng