Former NFL Coach Rex Ryan and Big Brother Star in New The Amazing Race Cast

Former NFL Coach Rex Ryan and Big Brother Star in New The Amazing Race Cast

They say speed kills in the NFL. Now it’s time to see if a former NFL coach can reach a million dollars in The amazing Race.

Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills coach and current ESPN football analyst Rex Ryan (who led the Jets to back-to-back AFC championship games) is partnering with fellow golf/parole officer for the season 34 of the CBS competition series, which premieres September 21 at 10 pm ET on CBS. They will be one of 12 teams competing, a roster that also includes missing twins, former NFL cheerleaders, ballroom dancers, motivational speakers, as well as Big Brother season 23 stars (and Cookout victims) Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS

That wasn’t the only big one. amazing run news about the new season. For the first time in franchise history, the competition will actually start outside of the United States, with Munich, Germany serving as the starting line for Season 34. And in another franchise that is sure to be applauded by longtime fans, there will be no non-elimination rounds in the season.

Not only that, but there will be what CBS describes as a “game-changing element” that host Phil Keoghan will tease during the first leg, and the show will also visit “the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, where teams a train and experience a scene reminiscent of the 1963 Oscar-winning film Lawrence of Arabiaperform a Jordanian folk dance and learn the Arabic alphabet.” Other locations on the itinerary include Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Iceland, while the race will end in Nashville.

Discover season 34 amazing run teams below.

Aastha Lal (33, VP of Operations) and Nina Duong (34, Director of Business Development)
Fiancé of Marina Del Ray, California.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Aastha Lal and Nina Duong from ‘The Amazing Race’

Abby Garrett (24, Data Scientist) and Will Freeman (25, Accountant)
Childhood sweethearts from Birmingham, Alabama.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Abby Garrett and Will Freeman from ‘The Incredible Race’

Aubrey Ares (29, Dance Studio Owner) and David Hernandez (29, Helicopter Mechanic)
Ballroom Dancers from Los Angeles, California.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Karzen/CBS Kit Aubrey Ares and David Hernandez from ‘The Amazing Race’

Derek Xiao (24, Product Manager) and Claire Rehfuss (25, AI Engineer)
Reality novel from Los Angeles, California.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss from ‘The Amazing Race’

Emily Bushnell (36, law firm administrator) and Molly Sinert (36, health administrator)
Long-lost twins from Ardmore, Pennsylvania and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida respectively.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert from ‘The Amazing Race’

Glenda (41, Insurance Underwriter) and Lumumba Roberts (41, High School Teacher)
Newlyweds from Norcross, Georgia.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Glenda and Lumumba Roberts from ‘The Incredible Race’

Luis Colon (34, Firefighter) and Michelle Burgos (34, Ballerina)
Married in Miami, Florida.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos from ‘The Amazing Race’

Linton (50, assistant director) and Sharik Atkinson (23, master’s student)
Brooklyn, NY Father and Daughter

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Linton and Sharik Atkinson from ‘The Amazing Race’

Marcus (38, Army Tank Commander) and Michael Craig (30, Air Force Fighter Pilot)
Military brothers from Richmond Hill, Georgia and Alamogordo, NM, respectively.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Marcus and Michael Craig from ‘The Amazing Race’

Quinton Peron (29, Choreographer) and Mattie Lynch (27, Dance Coach)
Former Rams cheerleaders from Pasadena, Calif., and Vista, Calif., respectively.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Quinton Peron and Mattie Lynch from ‘The Incredible Race’

Tim Mann (40, probation officer) and Rex Ryan (59, ESPN analyst)
Golfing Buddies from Brentwood, Tennessee.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Tim Mann and Rex Ryan from ‘The Incredible Race’

Rich Kuo (32, Life Coach) and Dom Jones (35, gym owner)
Motivational Speakers from Huntington Beach, California.

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

THE AMAZING RUN Season 34

Sonja Flemming/CBS Rich Kuo and Dom Jones from ‘The Amazing Race’

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