'Dancing' to include LT, Shawn Johnson

Updated: February 9, 2009, 1:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- ABC says the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" will feature Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.

The network announced the field of 13 celebrity competitors Sunday. "Dancing with the Stars" returns for its eighth season March 9 with a two-hour episode.

ABC says pop star Jewel will compete for "bragging rights" in the dance contest against Ty Murray, her champion bull-rider spouse.

The rest of the field: computer guru Steve Wozniak; singers Belinda Carlisle, Chuck Wicks and Lil' Kim; actors Denise Richards, David Alan Grier and Gilles Marini; Steve-O of MTV's "Wildboyz"; and TV host Nancy O'Dell.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.