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 might have a favorite player on their team, what about on their team's cheerleading squad? If you don't have one yet, we can help.
Here are the hottest cheerleaders from each NFL team:
Smart and beautiful, Jaqueline has a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Arizona State!
Jasmine is a therapist who loves laughing. Her favorite movies include Step Brothers, The Heat and Bridesmaids.
Fitness Tip 💕 by @jaecadefam Train with a buddy or have an accountability partner! During offseason I was able to stay on track because I knew that we both had a goal to reach and would push each other to the finish line! Together we would take on water challenges to stay hydrated , research healthy snacks that are high in energy and would help with our workouts, and we would take dance class together! Now that’s #SquadGoals
Hannah is not just a cheerleader, she's also a marine mammal trainer that works with dolphins.
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Buffalo Bills: Billy
Since the Bills don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot Billy Buffalo is their hottest cheerleader.
Myers favorite player is quarterback Cam Newton and she loves listening to Adele.
New week same goal! Is it Sunday yet? ✨💙✨ pic.twitter.com/EKTlThWzjx— TopCats Cheerleaders (@PanthersTopCats) December 12, 2017
Chicago Bears: Staley
Since the Bears don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot Staley Da Bear is their hottest cheerleader.
Jaclyn doesn't just know her way around a football field, she knows the fastest ways around town since she works as a traffic reporter at Cincinnati's ABC affiliate.
#WCW going out to Ben-Gal Jaclyn 😍 her advice for anyone trying out: “Always remember to have fun and enjoy the process. Find the best, most authentic version of yourself and let it shine. You’ll always be proud of that!” Register for prep classes and auditions now! Link in bio. #whodey #nflcheerleaders #bengals
Cleveland Browns: Chomps
Since the Browns don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot Chomps is their hottest cheerleader.
As if Lacey wasn't busy enough with her cheering, she also works as a cryo therapy technician, cycling instructor, dance teacher and she's a part-time student.
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.
Danielle truly represents the Motor City because along with being a Lions cheerleader she works in finance for the automotive industry.
Green Bay Packers: Cheesehead
Since the Packers don't have a cheerleading squad or a mascot, this cheesehead is their hottest cheerleader.
Houston Texans: Caitlyn
Caitlyn loves cuddly things and hot things - she has two pet rabbits and her favorite snack is hot Cheetos.
Abby loves giving her mind and body a workout - her favorite activities include reading and hiking with her dog.
Alison can build up the crowd's excitement and build a website for you - she's also a web designer.
Katrina might be from Chicago but she's a huge fan of the Chiefs. She's also a fan of dance and even coaches a high school dance team and assistant coaches for a college dance team.
After nearly two decades of dance experience including time on the Spirit Squad at the University of San Diego, Tyler is living her dream as a member of the Chargers' cheerleading squad.
The field at the LA Coliseum isn't the only place you might recognize MaCall from - she's been in commercials, acted on TV and even gave a TED Talk.
This hometown girl stays fit year round because she is also a fitness coach at Orangetheory.
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.
If you think Talia's moves on the field are impressive, there's a good reason - she is a seasoned dancer who took the gold at the International Dance Organization World Championships and was named the American Dance Awards Dancer of the Year.
Some interesting facts about Laryn: she loves SpongeBob SquarePants and she's double jointed in her shoulders so she can twist them around.
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.
Paramus, NJ's Michelle loves dancing on Snapchat to make her teammates laugh and spends the off-season as an account manager.
This Motown music-loving Raiderette also works as a substitute teacher.
A communications student at Philly's own Temple University, Vanessa's favorite part of the games are chanting E-A-G-L-E-S with the crowd.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Steely McBeam
Since the Steelers don't have a cheerleading squad, their mascot Steely McBeam is their hottest cheerleader.
Shasta doesn't just love the Niners, she loves horses too. She owned one growing up and is an expert rider.
Hailey isn't just a Seahawk cheerleader, she's also a hawk in business, working as a development associate having graduated from the University of Washington.
A math major, Emily is an all-around all-star, having earned dance and academic college scholarships.
You might see Loren in front of the cameras on game day, but she also works behind it too, producing and writing scripts fo the PA announcer during games at her alma mater Tennessee State University.
Jackie doesn't just love to travel across America with the team, she loves traveling in general and has been to a whopping 26 countries already.
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