NFL’s first male cheerleaders to make Super Bowl debut in Atlanta

ajc | 1/24/2019 | Staff
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When the Los Angeles Rams secured their spot in Super Bowl 53, they ensured at least their cheerleaders would make history.

As members of the Rams’ spirit squad, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, will be the first men to perform with an NFL cheerleading team during a Super Bowl.

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When the Rams’ spot in Atlanta was official, the two went on Twitter to share the upcoming historic moment.

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Men on the field with all-women squads is not new. Both the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts have men who help the female cheerleaders with stunts, but Peron and Jinnies are the only men who dance with the women, performing all the same moves.

The two men — both classically trained dancers — and their coach, Emily Leibert, told "Good Morning America" on Thursday that going to the Super Bowl feels "like a fairy tale," but it's a result of hard work, ABC News reported.

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“It's been a crazy 10 months. Dancing hard and really engaging with our community...
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