Dancers Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be making history this NFL season as the very first male cheerleaders in the NFL, along with Jesse Hernandez of New Orleans Saints. The two dancers who made the cut this past Spring will be part of the Los Angeles Rams cheerleading squad.
Although other teams, like the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, have stuntmen, Peron and Jinnies’ role will actually be that of a cheerleader, dancing right along the women. And they earned their spots by partaking in the grueling audition process. Both men are classically trained dancers.
“I’m speechless for once,” said Person right after getting the news that will be a Rams cheerleader back in March. “We’re ready for this journey.”
Still can’t belive I’m one of the first males in history to be a pro NFL cheerleader! Everyone’s support and love has been insane! 😭 thank you and GO RAMS! @RamsNFL @LARamsCheer #LARams pic.twitter.com/srpkYiVmEI
— Napoleon Jinnies (@NapoleonJinnies) March 27, 2018