|Birth Date||31 July 1982|
|Known For||NFL player|
|Placement||7 / 8|
|Highest Score||27 (Viennese Waltz)|
|Lowest Score||22 (Paso Doble)|
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Born and raised in Auburn, Alabama, DeMarcus Ware attended Auburn High School and played baseball, basketball and track, but was not a member of the football team until his junior year. The following season, he earned team MVP honors. He went on to Troy University. As a senior, he was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. His 27.5 sacks are 2nd in Troy history and his 57 tackles for a loss is a school record. Ware was selected in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2005 NFL Draft and spent nine seasons with the franchise (2005-2013). He is the Cowboys' all-time leader in sacks (117) and forced fumbles (32). He was signed by the Denver Broncos in 2014, where he helped lead the team to victory in Super Bowl 50. He retired in March 2017 after twelve illustrious seasons in the NFL. Only hall-of-famers Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor averaged more sacks per game. He twice received the "Butkus Award", given to the best linebackers in America who also uphold the responsibility of serving others by giving back. He was also the Dallas Cowboys nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award that is presented annually, honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field.
Dancing with the Stars 27
DeMarcus was partnered with Lindsay Arnold. They placed 7th/8th.
|Week #||Dance / Song||Judges' scores||Result|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "Sweet Sensation"
Cha-Cha-Cha / "I Like It (Like That)"
|2||Foxtrot / "Boy from New York City"
Quickstep / "Ladies Man"
|3||Argentine Tango / “Lux Aeterna”||9||8||9||Safe|
|4||Paso Doble / "Fire"||7||7||8||Safe|
|5||Charleston / "A Star Is Born"||9||8||9||No elimination|
|6||Salsa / "Under Your Spell"||8||9||9||Safe|
|7||Viennese Waltz / "Tennessee Whiskey"||9||9||9||Eliminated|