These Photos of the Super Bowl’s First Male Cheerleaders Will Make You Yell “Ra Ra!”

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Though the New England Patriots emerged victorious against the Los Angeles Rams in last night’s Super Bowl, L.A. did score one major victory: The Rams brought two male cheerleaders to perform in its dance routine, a first in the NFL’s decades-long history.

Rams cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies appeared on the sidelines alongside their dance team at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, February 3. Though NFL teams have hired stuntmen to accompany female cheer teams in the past, Peron and Jinnies are the first male cheerleaders to fully perform the same moves and routines as their female teammates at the Super Bowl.

In an interview with Good Morning America leading up to the big night, Peron said the whole thing felt like “a fairytale.”

“It’s been a crazy 10 months,” added Jinnies. “Dancing hard and really engaging with our community, and our team, and supporting our players. I can’t believe we made it to this point. I’m pretty sure it’s showing off that we’ve been working pretty hard.”

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And showing off, it is: Just check out these photos of Peron and Jinnies in action. Those smiles!

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Props to Peron and Jinnies for making history one shimmy at a time. Go, team!

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