Who says Bob Hope is no spring chicken?

The 92-year-old comedian, who canceled his annual NBC Christmas special for the first time in 45 years, will star in a special this spring, the network said Wednesday."I had to sign with NBC," Hope said in a statement. "I don't have the legs for a part on `Baywatch.' "

In the meantime, Hope will keep another custom long a part of his Christmas show: He will introduce this year's Associated Press All-America college football team during the post-game show following the New York Giants-San Diego Chargers game on Dec. 23.

He also is scheduled to appear with Rose Queen Keli Hutchins during NBC's broadcast of the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.