This time, there was no trophy ceremony for Jacoby Jones.
Vying to become the fourth NFL player to win "Dancing With The Stars," the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, finished third Tuesday on the finale of ABC's televised dance competition.
Country singer Kellie Pickler and her professional dance partner, Derek Hough, won the show's mirror ball trophy. The other two teams in Tuesday's finale included Teen Disney Channel star Zendaya (who finished second) and former U.S. Olympic gymnast Alexandra Raisman.
Judges' scores combined with viewer votes determine the winner.
Jones' dance moves first gained wide exposure when the six-year veteran scored some key touchdowns during the Ravens' Super Bowl run last season, including two in Baltimore's Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Although he failed to join prior NFL winners Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver, Jones remained upbeat after the show, tweeting: "I want to thank all the fans who voted and all the supporters .Luv yal..It was a great experience."
Some of his Ravens teammates tweeted their support as well:
Joe Flacco (@TeamFlacco) May 22, 2013
It was fun Jacoby...Proud of you bro...now lets go get another ring #DWTSâ Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 22, 2013
Jacoby Jones says he's coming back to Baltimore Thursday to get his body right and join OTAs. Says he's ready for football.â Baltimore Ravens (@ Ravens) May 22, 2013
The Associated Press contributed to this report.