NFL Hires First Male Cheerleaders

Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies | ABC News

Classically trained dancers, Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies will make history by becoming the first male cheerleaders in the NFL.

The pair will join the Los Angeles Rams who have hired the men for the upcoming season.

“I want to prove that boys can dance, too,” Peron said, in a video interview. “After college we’re not given a choice or a chance to do anything after. We’re, like, just told to get a 9-to-5 job and that’s it. But that doesn’t work. I am an artist, I am a creative person.”

Outsports reports that the Baltimore Ravens added essentially stuntmen a couple years ago. And back in the early 2000s the Tennessee Titans had male yell leaders for a nanosecond. These roles have continued the stereotypical “what guys do”: yell and throw things.

Peron and Jinnies are the first two men who will be dancing and shaking pompoms just like the women.


Buy the latest issue of DNA Magazine here, read more from DNA news online or send us news tips via email.



DNA is Australia's best-selling magazine for gay men. Every month, you'll find great feature stories, celebrity profiles, pop culture reviews and sensational photography of some of the world's sexiest male models in our fashion stories. DNA was launched in Australia in 2000 and is available worldwide in Print (in newsagents and bookstores throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK and Europe) and Digital (through DNAstore, Pocketmags, iTunes, Amazon Kindle, Windows and Google Play).

Copyright © 2019 DNA Magazine.

To Top

Your Cart