John Riggins, The Next Celebrity Chef

We’ve always known that NFL Hall of Famer John Riggins had a little Ted Nugent in him. But who would’ve guessed he’s part Bobby Flay too?

It was just announced that the former Redskins running back will host his own hunting and cooking show on the Sportsman Channel. “Riggo on the Range” will be part outdoor adventure and part pots and pans.

“Growing up in the Midwest, I have always had a love of the outdoors and a passion for hunting,” Riggins said in a press release. “But I also love to mix it up in the kitchen.”

The host will also mix it up with different celebrities on each episode. Although no names were released, representatives from the Sportsman Channel say the famous guests will come from various disciplines including food, music and sports. Here’s hoping Jared Allen is one of the surprise celebrity guests. The Vikings defensive end is as avid hunter himself and last year released a wild game cookbook.

For anyone who is picturing Riggins doing a public-access style show picking off deer in his backyard, that’s not the case. He’ll travel well beyond his Maryland home and even out of the country.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to hunt all over the world,” Riggins said. “Each place I’ve visited has its own uniqueness and character, and I want to bring to our audience the flavor of places we’ll venture to each week, where people have been working and living off the land for centuries.”

In the first episode, Riggins bounces from Kansas to New Mexico to Canada. Then he puts his culinary twist on the catch in a true forest-to-table manner. It’s a unique idea that promises some unexpected scenes from the always colorful Riggins. If he’s half as animated as he is when criticizing the Redskins ownership and coaching, the show could be must-watch for hunting, cooking and sports fans.

“Riggo on the Range” premieres in January.