Despite some "weird" hand movements and a hairstyle modeled after Rod Blagojevich, Ralph Macchio raced to an early lead on Dancing With the Stars.

The Karate Kid star and partner Karina Smirnoff finished the first show with a total of 24 points, edging Kirstie Alley and Hines Ward for the top score.

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Hines Ward and the Pittsburgh Steelers recently lost the Super Bowl to Green Bay. The wide receiving great is not about to lose the Mirror Ball trophy next.

A fierce competitor in every facet of life, Ward is ready to take on DWTS - and he's not thinking about second or third place when he steps on the parquet.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente