When Emmitt first announced to his NFL teammates that he was going on the show, he admits they didn't have much to say. "Everybody was real quiet until it got to the finals," he says. Then the phone started ringing off the hook! "Calls from Steve Beuerlein. Mike Irvin came to visit. Troy called. Daryl Burke called," he says. "Everybody called with congratulations."
Emmitt has impressed more than just his teammates—he's become a favorite of the judges as well. "I just thought Emmitt was so amazing because he's a big burly manly man and he got out there and got his groove on," Carrie Ann says. "He really made it okay for big guys to dance."