Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies will become the first male cheerleaders to join an NFL all-female team.
“I thought, ‘Why not me? Why can’t I do this?’ And called my friend and I asked her when auditions were for the Rams and she told me Sunday [March 11] and I showed up,” Peron said in an interview on “Good Morning America.”
The two friends then became two of the 76 finalists who auditioned for the Rams, and eventually made it onto the squad after long auditions.
“They were unlike anything I’ve ever been to. I’m used to getting a call after or an email,” Jinnies said, referring to other auditions. “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.”