DENVER - On his off days this week, Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles got to fulfill one of his dreams -- to dance with TV talk show host and comedian Ellen Degeneres.
"When I found out it was his dream to dance with me, I would be a monster to say no," Degeneres said Tuesday on her show.
Seconds later, there was the 305-pound Broncos lineman dancing his way out to the chairs to meet Degeneres.
The two hugged, danced and Degeneres even tried to playfully rough him up as she bounced off his chest.
Degeneres then sat down and spent a few minutes chatting with the Broncos player, asking some of the questions she said she's always wanted to ask like, "Every single time you’re smacking up against somebody, what’s that feel like?"
"I always tell people, I run into people for a living," Beadles said. "I’ve done it since I was 10 years old, so I’ve been kind of used to it."
Degeneres asked Beadles about being sore, "You have to be sore forever. When does it not hurt?"
"On a weekly basis, Wednesday I’m almost back to normal, by Thursday I’m feeling kind of back to normal for the season and ready to go at it again the next Sunday," Beadles explained.
Degeneres wanted to know about ice baths.
"Does it mean what I think it means?" Degeneres asked.
"We have a hot tub, but it’s a cold tub. It’s kept at 47 degrees. It’s pretty chilly," Beadles explained. "There’s not actually ice floating in it, but I have taken one of those before."
"I do [cold tubs] every single day and I do it 10-15 minutes or so. I’ve done it for years now," Beadles said.
And, of course, Degeneres wanted to know about Peyton Manning.
"Peyton is the ultimate professional, I feel blessed to play with him," Beadles said. "When we first signed him, I had never met him before, he sent me a text, 'Zane, this is Peyton, I can't wait to get to work with you.'"
Degeneres then let Beadles talk about his foundation -- the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation. The foundation's website says it, "enriches the lives of children and youth facing unfortunate situations by gifting them with experiences and opportunities they would not have the chance to enjoy. The nonprofit creates new experiences for the pediatric cancer patients at Brent’s Place and for underrepresented students pursuing math and science programs through the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (CABPES)."
"It’s one of my five goals in life that I wanted to accomplish, was to start a foundation," Beadles told Degeneres. "The whole idea behind the foundation is I have been given so much in my life, through football and my family and people supporting to me, that I want to pass that on to people who are less fortunate."
Degeneres helped Beadles by joining with Shutterfly to give him $10,000 for his foundation.
She also gave him a pair of really big boxers that said," Ellen's got my blind side covered."
In return, Beadles took off the No. 68 jersey he was wearing, signed it and gave to Degeneres explaining that while she likes the New Orleans Saints, they are a NFC team.
"Now the Broncos are your AFC team," Beadles said.
Learn more about the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation.
See Zane on Ellen below: (Mobile users click here)