Football great Emmitt Smith Wednesday won the third season competition of ABC's U.S. sensation, "Dancing with the Stars."
Actor Mario Lopez finished second.
"My first impression (of Smith was), he's a big guy," Burke said. "How am I going to get him to ballroom dance? I would never have thought Emmitt could dance the way he can dance now."
Smith praised Burke for her patience, "even when I was stubborn."
"You became a dancer in the last few weeks," Inaba said.
"You're delivering like a true professional," Bruno Tonioli told Smith.
"Dancing with the Stars" first two editions were won by singer Drew Lachey and soap star Kelly Monaco.