Male NFL cheerleaders to perform at Super Bowl for first time

Two male cheerleaders for the Los Angeles Rams will make history when they perform at the Super Bowl next Sunday.

Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be the first male cheerleaders ever to perform at the championship game, according to ABC News.

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"To see the way that they've been embraced by their fans is pretty unbelievable," their coach Emily Leibert said of Peron and Jinnies during an appearance on “Good Morning America.” "They're extraordinary in that they're trailblazers but they're also totally normal teammates and they fit right in, and I think that the fans have embraced them as such." 

The two men already made history in March of last year as the first men to make it on to an NFL cheerleading squad following a rigorous audition process.

Regardless of the outcome of last week's NFC Championship game, at least one male cheerleader was set to make history.

The Rams' opponent in that game, the New Orleans Saints, also have a male cheerleader on the team in Jesse Hernandez.

Hernandez said he was inspired to try out for the Saints when he heard about Peron and Jinnies making the Rams cheerleading team.

"I think we can both say that we've been reached out to by so many men that are so excited to try out, not just men our age but young men trying out for the junior high school cheer team, and it's exciting to see this change," Peron said.

 

 The Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in Atlanta.