Last summer, the NFL welcomed male cheerleaders to take to the field for the very first time. The New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams welcomed Napoleon Jinnies, Quinton Peron, and Jesse Hernandez to their squads and with the LA Rams going to the 2019 Super Bowl this means that Napolean and Quinton will be joining their team in Atlanta as the first ever male cheerleaders to perform at the Super Bowl. In talking about their historic debut, Quinton shared…
“I think we can both say we have both been reached out to by so many men that are so excited to try out, and not just men our age but young men trying out for their junior high school dance team or cheer team and high schools, and it’s exciting to see society change a little bit.” Said Quinton on an interview with Good Morning America.
Breaking the stereotypes and gender barriers, Napolean and Quinton will be taking to the stage and showing the world that cheerleading isn’t just about short skirts and pushup bras. While many young male cheerleaders have faced ridicule and teasing, it is clear to Napolean and Quinto, along with Jesse Hernandez that it shouldn’t stop you from achieving your dreams. It might just take you all the way to the Super Bowl! Look out for Napolean and Quinton cheering on the LA Rams next Sunday, Febuary 3rd during the Super Bowl.
By Dirk Smith