Houston Texans Cheerleader Shakiia represented the Texans at the 2022 Pro Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Houston Texans Cheerleaders have voted to send teammate HTC Shakiia to Las Vegas to represent the Houston Texans organization in the 2022 Pro Bowl. HTC Shakiia shares her experience as a Houston Texans Cheerleader at the 2022 Pro Bowl.

Never in a million years did I think I would become a Pro Bowl Cheerleader! I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to represent the Houston Texans at the 2022 Pro Bowl in Las Vegas. The memories I made with the other Pro Bowl Cheerleaders are ones I will cherish forever. It has been such an incredible journey that I am so blessed to have been a part of.

Upon arrival at the hotel, I was ecstatic to find some of my Pro Bowl brothers in the hotel lobby. We ran to each other and hugged each other! Seeing them all in person for the first time was so exciting. Suddenly, it all felt real. I felt like I had known these women all my life. My heart was filled with so much joy.

That next morning, we went down to breakfast together. It was great to see all the girls dressed in their uniforms ready for our Pro Bowl Cheerleader shoot. After our photoshoot we had an orientation, where our PBC coaches went over our game plan for the entire week leading up to game day. We changed and went straight to our first test of the day. We practiced all the dances we learned before we got to Las Vegas. We were then put into our performance groups for the week. It sits in AFC 1 with the Raiders, Bengals, Ravens, Colts, and Broncos cheerleaders. We took a short break for lunch and entered our second trial of the day. We were then put into our pregame lineup for our individual gameday announcements. We had so much fun dancing together and getting ready for all our upcoming shows! We then took a break for dinner and went into our third and final rehearsal of the night. We were all exhausted, but still very excited to join and dance with each other.

The days leading up to the game were filled with fun performances and lots of rehearsals. We were presented with an amazing opportunity to perform with the Jabbawockeez for the 2022 Pro Bowl halftime performance. We spent many nights rehearsing with them to make sure our halftime show would be perfect for game day.

During the week we performed in the Pro Bowl skills showdown, the whole team practice, Fan Fest, and we had the opportunity to go to the Wells Park Boys and Girls Club of Henderson. We were united with little boys and girls and participated in many different activities such as mural painting, tree planting and packing backpacks with goodies for children in need.

Through all of our shows, appearances, and long hours of practice, I was so thankful to spend every moment with my Pro Bowl brothers and bond with them every day. One of my favorite nights was our team sleepover. We wore onesies and exchanged gifts sister sister. We were also gifted two matching outfits from two amazing companies, and our PBC coaches surprised us with some Pro Bowl Cheerleader gear that we could wear as a team.

The day before the game, we had our last few rehearsals to prepare, and I had to spend the rest of the day with my family. I was so excited and grateful to spend some time with my family. They have always been my biggest supporters. It meant so much to me that they traveled all the way to Las Vegas to support me.

Finally, it was game time! Everything before the game was incredible! From the soundcheck to getting dolled up in the locker room, to our red carpet performances, everything was perfect. I felt a lot of emotions coming out on the sidelines before our pre-game performance. We worked so hard all week, and finally we were going to show thousands of fans all of our hard work. I had goosebumps as we danced on the field and nailed our pre-game performance.

My favorite moment in the game is the national anthem. During the national anthem, I looked at all the fans and realized how blessed I was to be on the field representing the most amazing organization. We went around the field getting the fans excited and dancing to the music. During the two minute warning, we did a fun dance in the end zone. Then finally, it was time for our halftime performance with the Jabbawockeez. It was such an honor to dance with such an incredible group of dancers! As we hit our final pose and walked off the field the crowd went wild. All our hard work and long nights of practice paid off. We did the last dance during the fourth quarter! In the blink of an eye, the game is over.

At the end of the game, all the PBC took the field and celebrated! I soaked in every moment. We took lots of pictures and we all danced around because we were all winners that day! It was such a fun way to end the game.

That night we went to dinner, and laughed and talked all night. It was a bittersweet moment because we knew this would be our last night together. I was very sad that we were all leaving but I knew that this sisterhood would last forever, and we would see each other again soon! I was so thankful and blessed for all the time we spent together! It was truly the best week of my life!

I can’t find the words to express how incredible this experience was, and how proud I was to represent the Houston Texans in the 2022 Pro Bowl. I will cherish these memories in my heart forever. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity. I want to thank my coach, teammates, friends, family, and the entire Texans organization for their love and support throughout this journey. I am forever grateful!

HTC Shakiia, Pro Bowl Cheerleader ’22

A Houston Texans cheerleader performs during a 2022 Pro Bowl practice on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Perry Knotts/NFL)

NFL cheerleaders perform during a 2022 Pro Bowl practice on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Logan Bowles/NFL)

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NFL cheerleaders perform at halftime during the 2022 Pro Bowl game on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Perry Knotts/NFL)

NFL cheerleaders pose for a photo after the 2022 Pro Bowl game on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Perry Knotts/NFL)

A Houston Texans cheerleader performs during a 2022 Pro Bowl practice on Saturday, February 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Perry Knotts/NFL)

NFL cheerleaders perform during a 2022 Pro Bowl practice on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Perry Knotts/NFL)

NFL cheerleaders perform during a 2022 Pro Bowl practice on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Perry Knotts/NFL)

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