Pro Bowl cheerleaders
- Published: Jan. 22, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.
- Updated: April 15, 2012 at 04:20 p.m.
The players aren't the only ones rewarded for a season of success. Some of the finest of the NFL's sizzling sideline sensations also are awarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Carmen - 49ers
Carmen is in her fourth season as a 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader and in her first year as a captain. She has been working in the automotive field for four years and hopes to one day become a mechanic. She has won over the fans and her teammates with her outgoing and witty personality. When she isn't performing on the sidelines, she enjoys kickboxing, snowboarding and road trips. Although Carmen has many great memories of cheering for the 49ers, she is most thankful for the opportunities she has had to show appreciation for the brave men and women in the military who are serving our country. She is looking forward to the Pro Bowl because of the events she'll get to attend at the military bases in Honolulu, so she can personally express her gratitude.
Laura - Panthers
Laura is a four-year veteran of the TopCats, the Carolina Panthers' cheerleading squad. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she obtained a degree in biology. She teaches biology for North Carolina public schools and is an avid traveler, having visited 35 countries to date.
Brandy - Falcons
Brandy began dancing and twirling at the age of three and previously danced as a member of the University of Georgia Dance Dawgs and Atlanta Hawks A-Town dancers. Brandy was featured on the NFL Network's "Cheerleading Playoffs" and has traveled on four different AFE/USO tours entertaining U.S. troops. Brandy holds an MBA from Mercer University and is currently the head coach of the Georgia Tech Goldrush Dance Team.
Ally - Cowboys
Ally is a five-year veteran of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Originally from Saint Charles, Mo., she is both a group leader and member of the show group.
Amanda - Patriots
Amanda is a third-year veteran and line captain of the Patriots cheerleading squad. She recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a doctorate of pharmacy. She recently passed the North American pharmacist licensure exam and the multistate pharmacy jurisprudence exam and is preparing to take the Massachusetts law boards. She currently works as a hospital pharmacist in Rhode Island at a facility that treats psychiatric, geriatric and quadriplegic patients. She plans to obtain a Master's degree in public health and one day work for the Centers for Disease Control with a specialty in infectious diseases. She has traveled to China to promote American football and to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan to visit U.S. troops. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and walking her dog, Wesley, named after her favorite Patriots player, Wes Welker.
Ariana - Dolphins
Ariana, a South Florida native, she has been with the squad since she was 18 and is currently a junior studying communications at a local university.
Allie - Cardinals
Allie is in her fifth year with the Cardinals' cheerleading program. Allie has traveled the world to support the troops as well as cheering at the Super Bowl in 2009. She loves working in the community and reaching out to the fans to share her passion for the Cardinals.
Becky - Broncos
Becky is a second-year cheerleader for the Denver Broncos after spending four years in Southern California as a Laker Girl. A Colorado native, Becky works full-time as an athletic director at a health club in addition to her role with the Broncos. This will be her first trip to the Pro Bowl as a Broncos representative.
Brooke - Titans
The Titans selected Brooke, a six-year veteran and team captain, to represent their cheerleading squad at the 2012 Pro Bowl. Brooke is a native of Cadiz, Ky., and currently owns her own dance studio (Brooke Bailey Dance Addiction) in Hopkinsville. She travels over an hour each way to rehearsals and games, and is clearly dedicated to the team.
Christa - Rams
Christa is a four-year cheerleader veteran and three-year captain for the St. Louis Rams cheerleading squad. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a business degree, Christa went back to school and recently completed her masters in business education. In addition to her local community service efforts, Christa has traveled to visit U.S. troops in Kuwait and Kosovo.
Tiffany - Bengals
Tiffany is a six-year veteran of the Ben-Gals and first-year side captain. She was the cover girl of the Ben-Gals calendar and has gone on overseas tours to Iraq, Egypt and Italy. She has a business management degree and works for a family-owned business.
Jennifer - Eagles
Jennifer is in her second season as a Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader. Jen has been featured in numerous national print and online publications, including the NFL Magazine, Esquire Magazine, SI.com, and ESPN.com. Jen was Miss February in the 2011 edition of the Eagles Cheerleaders Calendar. Jen started dancing at the age of three and spent her early years of training concentrating on classical ballet technique. She graduated from The University of the Arts in May 2006 with a degree in dance education. Her passion for dance inspired her to become a dance instructor and business manager for a ballet theater company in New Jersey. Jen is also very involved in giving back to the community, and volunteers frequently.
Danielle - Saints
This is Danielle's third year as a member of the New Orleans Saintsations. Her dedication and passion for the team has been evident through her involvement in community service and love of dance. Her commitment to the New Orleans Saints and the fans that support them is unparalleled. She strives every day to put her best foot forward and lead by example, which she does with a smile. She is from Metairie, La., and currently works as an event planner for a national dance competition company.
Kimberly - Colts
Kimberly is a three-year veteran of the Indianapolis Colts cheerleading squad. She is finishing up her last semester at IUPUI with a major in elementary education, and hopes to become a third-grade teacher. She hopes to be a choreographer and possibly open her own studio, but for now she is very happy as a dance instructor at Curtain Call Studio for the Performing Arts.
Lauren - Chargers
This is Lauren's third season with the San Diego Charger Girls and her first year serving as a team captain. She is thrilled to experience another exciting season of Chargers football alongside her sister, Jennifer. Lauren graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in economics. While in college, she was a member of the university's dance team and served as dance coach during her junior and senior years. With a strong background in dance and over 10 years of teaching experience, Lauren began working for a mobile dance company in Southern California in 2006. After two years, Lauren became the owner of two mobile dance company franchises in San Diego. She thoroughly enjoys working with the Junior Charger Girls program during football season.
Milly - Buccaneers
Milly is originally from the Dominican Republic, but has been a Tampa resident for 18 years. A born dancer, she has been "shakin' her stuff" since the age of five, culminating in dance training and education at the University of Tampa, where she earned a degree in communications. Milly has been a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader for five seasons. She has had the opportunity to travel across the country and overseas on various military tours and has represented the Buccaneers in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. Milly is currently working for an option-selling brokerage while continuing her career as a model and spokesperson.
Morgan - Texans
Morgan, a native of Austin, Texas, is in her second season with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders. She is a big country music fan and loves working out, dancing and any outdoor activities with friends and family. She plays guitar and calls dessert her biggest guilty pleasure.
Jessica - Jets
Jessica is a four-year veteran of the Flight Crew Cheerleading Squad. She has been featured as a model in the annual Jets Flight Crew Swimsuit Calendar for the past three years. Jessica is proud to represent the NY Jets, the Flight Crew Cheerleaders and the National Football League at the 2012 Pro Bowl. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education and will become an elementary school teacher.
Anna - Raiders
Anna is a three-year veteran of the Oakland Raiderettes. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Austin, Texas, Anna enjoys traveling and exploring California, particularly Yosemite National Park. She attended Texas State University and studied environmental geography and geology, but is currently involved in children's musical theater and hopes to eventually open a dance studio for kids. She has traveled to Japan's Yokosuka Naval Base in 2010 to visit U.S. troops and went to Austria in 2011 to perform in the Euro Bowl. Anna was honored to be voted 2011 Raiderette of the Year and is excited to represent the Raiders at the 2012 Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
Abby - Redskins
Abby, a seven-year cheerleading veteran and line captain of the Washington Redskins cheerleaders for three years, has been selected to represent the First Ladies of Football in Hawaii at the 2012 Pro Bowl. Abby is from North Potomac, Md., near Washington, D.C., and has studied dance at the Metropolitan Ballet Theater. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland. She has traveled all over the world to visit and perform for U.S. soldiers, making several trips to Afghanistan and Iraq. After the Pro Bowl, she will travel to Guam to bring a piece of home to the troops overseas.
Lindsay - Seahawks
Lindsay is a six-year veteran of the Sea Gals squad. Originally from Puyallup, Wash., Lindsay is a team player and leads by example. Her class and humble nature make her a wonderful ambassador of the Sea Gals and she is proud to represent them at the 2012 Pro Bowl.
Valerie - Bills
A six-year veteran, Valerie has had the honor of being voted by her teammates to represent the Jills at the 2012 Pro Bowl.
Peyton - Vikings
A five-year veteran of the Vikings cheerleading squad, Peyton is one of the team captains. She has toured with the Vikings cheerleaders' military goodwill show group, has been one of the group's swimsuit cover models and was voted the team's best overall dancer two years in a row. She describes herself as vibrant, passionate and dedicated, and loves spending time outdoors, with her family and reading novels.
Andrea - Ravens
Andrea is a six-year veteran of the cheerleading team. As captain, she has been in integral member of the sideline and end-zone performances. She is also part of the Ravens' co-ed stunt acrobatic performances. Andrea is a West Virginia University alum with a bachelor's degree in business and a minor in dance. When not on the sidelines, she works as senior accountant at a firm in Virginia.
Heather - Jaguars
Heather is a financial analyst who graduated from Florida State with a degree in accounting. She also has an MBA from the University of Northern Florida. She has been a member of The Roar for five seasons and serves as one of this year's captains.