Published: July 1, 2020 / 10:08 am EDT
Updated: July 1, 2020 / 9:31 am EDT
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576 cheerleaders attended virtual tryouts for the 2020 Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading team, and only eight were selected.
Lisa Liu was one of them. Since childhood, it was her dream to become a cheerleader for the Eagles.
She told us about what it means to her to be selected for the team and what the first virtual rehearsal was like.
The team debuted in 1948 as the Eaglets, and became the Liberty Belles in the 1970s, and became the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders in the 1980s. In April, the team holds its annual auditions at the Kimmel Center, with the final auditions broadcast on PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
Who is the first male NFL cheerleader?
But NFL cheerleaders have always been all-female (with the exception of some male stuntmen) until 2018. That’s the year professional dancers Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies auditioned for the L. Read also : Jerry Jones minimizes NFLPA coverage of Cowboys’ cheerleader showdown.A. cheerleading team. Rams, made a team and led the way for other men.
Has there ever been a male NFL cheerleader? While teams like the Baltimore Ravens have had male stunt cheerleaders for years, the new additions performed the same routines alongside their female counterparts for the first time ever. Dancers Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies pioneered the position with L.A. to the Rams.
How much does a male cheerleader in the NFL make?
According to information from various data sources, the average salary of NFL cheerleaders is $150 per game day. To see also : Justine Lindsay becomes the first openly transgender NFL cheerleader. They also receive about $50 to $75 for a single public appearance.
How much does a NFL Waterboy make?
On average, NFL waterboys make $53,000 a year (according to Stack.com). However, it is only a starting salary. On the same subject : Will Cowboys owner Jerry Jones make changes to iconic cheerleaders after scandal?. For professionals, their salary can be as high as any other highest paid NFL waterboy.
How much does an NFL mascot make? When you become a minor league sports mascot, you can earn a half-lifetime salary of around $25,000 on average. You attend every home game as well as dozens of promotional events to attract more fans to attend the games. In the NFL, the average salary nearly doubles to about $60,000 a year.