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Rams New Male Cheerleaders Making NFL History

Rams New Male Cheerleaders Making NFL History

Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies were added to the 2018 squad, making history in the process.

Although the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts have male stuntmen, Peron and Jinnies will join the team of 40 cheerleaders and perform as traditional cheerleaders. "I'm used to getting a call after or an email", Jinnies said about the audition process.

After all, they're both classically trained dancers.

But Jinnies told "GMA" trying out for the Rams cheer squad was unlike any other audition he's ever had. "High emotions, but it was worth it".

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"They really just fit the bill to be a Los Angeles Rams cheerleader".

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 National Football League history that a team has allowed men to perform the same routine as the female dancers.

"I was asking myself: 'Why can't I be down there?'", he said. "Still can't believe I'm one of the first males in history to be a pro National Football League cheerleader!" Peron, from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is a dance instructor by trade, while Jinnies, from Ventura, is a performer at Disneyland Resort., according to Chase Isaacs, a Rams spokesman.

She said: "They are intelligent, they are eloquent, they are more than qualified to be ambassadors, and on top of that they are incredible (dancers)".