From P.E. to 'Dancing with the Stars:' Local teacher says she taught Jennings his moves

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Local kid, and NFL star Rashad Jennings will show off a different side on the upcoming season of 'Dancing with the Stars.'

If he wins, he'll have a local teacher to thank.

"It is very interesting when you see where he is now to what he was in elementary school," said Ann Vincent a Physical Education Teacher at Forest Elementary School.

Vincent was his P.E. teacher at Forest Elementary and said Jennings has the moves.

"I take full credit for Rashad's dancing ability," Vincent said.

But, she wouldn't tell us what we can expect.

"I can't tell you because if I told you how he moved then it would ruin the whole show," she said.

Even students, like 5th grader Luke Mistretta, plan to watch this exciting upcoming season.

Mistretta got to meet Jennings last year during a surprise visit to the school.

"It was really cool being able to meet a pro-athlete," he said. "He was really nice."

Landon Mitchell, another student, also met the NFL player, but said he usually doesn't watch 'Dancing with the Stars,' but might change his mind to watch this season.

Vincent said we have to tune in to see how well her dance instructions may help him through the season.

"I'm sure I'll find a telephone number that I can contact him for, for my share of 'Dancing with the Stars' when he wins," Vincent said.

Season 24 of 'Dancing with the Stars' kicks off Monday, March 20.

The way it works, you have to watch in order to get the special phone number to vote for your favorite star.

Also slated to be on the show, the Bachelor's Nick Viall, Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles, and Mister T.

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