Taylor Swift will be on hand to usher in the 2010 National Football League season as the reigning Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints, play host to the Minnesota Vikings for the season opener on September 9. Also joining the superstar as pre-game entertainment will be the Dave Matthews Band. The pre-game ceremonies begin at 8:00 PM ET, with kick-off set for 8:30 PM ET.

NBC revealed the news during a commercial break of the Hall of Fame Game Sunday night between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals. A third performer who will sing the national anthem will be announced at a later date. Last year, noted football fan Tim McGraw took the stage, and in 2008, Keith Urban performed prior to the New York Giants' opening game.

In other Taylor news, the singer returned from a trip to Japan to online reports that have her in talks to star as a love-seeking NYU student in a sequel to last February's 'Valentine's Day.'

This one would reportedly be taking place on, and will be titled, 'New Year's Eve.' Currently, the film talk seems to be merely widespread speculation, and Taylor's reps have no official comment either way. Meanwhile, the 20-year-old superstar has vaulted onto the charts with 'Mine,' the first single from her upcoming album, 'Speak Now,' which is due in stores October 25.