Liberty University Graduate and NFL-er Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater Are Your Newest ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Champions

And the winning couple of Dancing With the Stars is…

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater!

#TeamShadSquad were announced as the dance competition show’s season 24 champions during Tuesday night’s finals, happily accepting the coveted Mirrorball trophy and hopping into a car with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

For their last dance, Rashad and Emma performed a cha cha-tango fusion, receiving 39/40 points from the judges, totaling 119/120 for the two-night finale.

What a feisty, fabulous Fusion! 🔥 Amazing job, #TeamShadSquad. #DWTS #Finale

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“I don’t know if you were necessarily born to win this competition, but you’ve certainly earned it,” said Carrie Ann Inaba, as Bruno Tonioli called the NFL star a “pro’s dream.”

Julianne Hough chimed in, telling the duo, “This is a great way to finish the season. Unbelievable!”

Host Erin Andrews revealed the 32-year-old athlete spent a total of 362 hours in rehearsal, the most of any contestant on the show. “I push myself so hard, because working hard is all I know,” Rashad said. “I just wanted to come out here, get to know myself and fight for this.”

“I wanna thank Rashad for letting me create,” added Emma. “I’m sad because I don’t know if I’ll get this again.”

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SOURCE: ETOnline – Desiree Murphy

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