For the first time in NFL history, the Los Angeles Rams announced that two men would join its cheerleading squad.
Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies will step out on the field this season, cheering and dancing alongside the previously 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 men and California natives were among the 76 finalists who auditioned for the Rams cheer team and told “GMA” they were elated to make the squad, especially after the lengthy audition process.
“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.”