Rams announce two male cheerleaders.
The Los Angeles Rams recently named Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies as the two newest members of their cheerleading squad, marking the first time in NFL history that a team has allowed men to perform the same routine as the female dancers.
According to USA Today, the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts have men who perform stunts with female cheerleaders, but don't dance. Peron and Jinnies, who are both classically trained dancers with years of experience, were among the 76 finalists chosen for the 40-person squad, according to reports.
"This one was about three weeks long and we had a bunch of rehearsals in between and an extensive interview process, but it was really humbling and amazing to be invited every time you came back," Jinnies said.
“And I was asking myself, ‘Why can’t I be down there?’” Peron said Wednesday during an interview on “Good Morning America.” “I’ve choreographed for girls who danced on pro teams, I’ve danced with girls on various pro teams, so I thought: ‘Why not me? Why can’t I do this?’”