The Tremendous Bowl Is About To See Its First Male Cheerleaders

Two of the Los Angeles Rams’ cheerleaders are about to make historical past as the primary males on a cheerleading dance squad on the Tremendous Bowl when their group faces the New England Patriots on Sunday in Atlanta.

Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be a part of their feminine counterparts to assist the Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL championship recreation. Each males made the Rams’ cheer group in March 2018, becoming a member of New Orleans Saints’ Jesse Hernandez final yr as the primary male cheerleaders within the NFL. Peron and Jinnies, each classically skilled dancers, have been cheering this season in the course of the Rams’ 13-Three run to an NFC Championship title.

Cheerleading started as an all-male college sport within the 1800s, a time when ladies have been ceaselessly denied entry to increased training. Males now typically function the stunt anchors for lower-level cheer squads. However whereas the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts have males on their cheer groups, the league’s cheerleading dancers have at all times been ladies. Peron and Jinnies will carry out the identical dance strikes as the remainder of the group on the Tremendous Bowl.

The 2 have expressed a number of pleasure as they put together for Sunday’s recreation, and Rams cheer captain Emily Leibert referred to as the boys “trailblazers” final week on “Good Morning America.” 

“I can’t imagine we made it up to now,” Jinnies mentioned, with Peron including that “it’s like a fairy story.”

The Rams and Patriots recreation begins at 6:30 p.m. EST Sunday.