Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman showed off his baseball skills in the Legends and Celebrity Softball Game during MLB All-Star Week at Nationals Park. The six-foot corner made his second celebrity appearance this summer, after showcasing his dance moves on "Dancing with the Stars."
Norman started the game, which was played on Sunday but broadcasted to fans Monday on ESPN, playing left-center field. Representing the National League, he was placed on the same team as Washington Wizards guard John Wall, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line.
The Greenwood, S.C., native gave the audience a taste of what he took away from "Dancing with the Stars," dancing to “The Cupid Shuffle” prior to the first pitch. After the National League celebrities struggled to get their bats going in the first inning, Norman came up with a double in his first at-bat of the night.
He took the rubber in the third inning, only allowing three hits and one run. Norman came up with a crucial putout that stranded runners to retire the side only giving up the lone run.
Although his team trailed by as many as 11 runs throughout the game, the Coastal Carolina product came up with a lead-off hustle double in the bottom of the sixth inning. Norman’s final at-bat got the National League celebrities going by rallying for seven runs in the final half-inning, but they came up short losing 14-10.
His appearance continues the streak of NFL talent participating in the yearly event. Former NFL defensive end Jason Taylor played in the game last year in Miami and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees played the year prior along with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton participated in 2015.
Even though his team lost, Norman showed baseball and Redskins fans what multiple skillsets he possesses.