In 1954, the Baltimore Colts became the first NFL team to add cheerleaders. The squad, which was actually part of the Colt's marching band, started a trend that has now lasted decades and added more energy and excitement to the games.
Not only do cheerleaders increase the enthusiasm for a team, they also represent their team with appearances at schools, at charity events and with the USO - even though the gig is almost always just a part-time job.
Yet while every football fan has a favorite player on their team, many don't have a favorite member of their team's cheerleading squad. Thankfully, we can help.
Here are the hottest cheerleaders from each NFL team:
Smart and beautiful, Mandy will graduate Arizona State in 2022.
Ashlee has a BFA in dance and is going for her masters in sports management, all while working as an assistant at a law office.
Taylor is from the rural town of Damascus, Maryland, but came to the big city to cheer for her Ravens.
Buffalo Bills: Billy
Since the Bills don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot Billy Buffalo is their hottest cheerleader.
This Virginia Tech grad is a busy woman. Along with cheering she teaches dance, coaches youth cheer and will soon be a counselor.
Chicago Bears: Staley
Since the Bears don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot Staley Da Bear is their hottest cheerleader.
When she's not rooting for the Bengals, Justine is rooting through information for companies. She's a technical data analyst from Centerville, Ohio.
Cleveland Browns: Chomps
Since the Browns don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot Chomps is their hottest cheerleader.
A dance instructor who came to the Lone Star state after graduating California State University, Fullerton, Alanna loves her job.
Being a military brat, Breanna grew up all over the country, but calls Colorado Springs home. Her favorite animal is the giraffe and she loves to snack on buttered popcorn.
This Michigan State grad, who goes by Alexy, hopes to one day open the first-ever dance studio in Ethiopia. If she had to describe herself in one word it would be "happy."
Green Bay Packers: Cheesehead
Since the Packers don't have a cheerleading squad or a mascot, this cheesehead is their hottest cheerleader.
Tiffany isn't just great with cheering, she's great with kids too - she's an elementary school dance teacher.
When she's not holding pom-poms, Vanessa is holding veils - this Indiana University grad is a bridal boutique manager.
Taylor can build up the crowd's excitement and build a marketing plan for you - she's also a sales and marketing coordinator.
Lauren is a die-hard Chiefs fan but really loves it when they play their rivals, the Raiders.
A marketing and events director, Traci's favorite emoji is 🤗.
Valerie loves the Rams as much as she loves her students. The Cal State University Fullerton grad is a teacher.
Paige doesn't just care about The Fins and cheering, she works on bigger issues too and consistently finds ways to raise money for the fight against cancer.
Hannah is a pageant queen who might be on the field now but dreams of being in front of the camera as a talk show host one day.
If she didn't have to hold her pom-poms, Lauren would be holding tacos and quesadillas. She loves Mexican food.
If you think Taylor moves better than most cheerleaders you've seen, don't be surprised - she's an expert and even teaches dance when she is off the field.
New York Giants: Pizza Rat
Since the Giants don't have a cheerleading squad or a mascot, Pizza Rat, which represents all things New York, is their hottest cheerleader.
The counting Kristin does in some of her cheers is nothing in comparison to the counting she does off the field - she is a certified public accountant.
The Raiders aren't Ekta's only passion, she also cares about the youth in her community, and as an early childhood educator, she hopes to use the arts to bring about social change.
When she isn't cheering on The Birds, Julia can be found in the classrooms at Rowan University, studying early childhood education and writing arts. And when she isn't there, she's either on a hike or in the kitchen baking.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Steely McBeam
Since the Steelers don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot, Steely McBeam, is their hottest cheerleader.
Nina, who is of Persian, Italian and Irish decent, not only owns her own dance company but works in tech sales as well when she isn't rooting on The Niners.
Originally from Vegas, Shayne works as a nanny and is allergic to mangoes. She hopes her positivity has an impact on those around her.
Corinne actually grew up preferring to play football than to cheer for it, but she started on the dance team in high school and never looked back.
A music lover, Morgan has been cheering in Tennessee for years, first at Tennessee Tech University and now for the Titans.
Originally from New Jersey, Jordan graduated Towson University with a double major in mass communications and dance performance. She now works as an account executive in the advertising industry.
With amazing cheerleaders like these on their squads, even the teams that don't win the Super Bowl this year are still winners.
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