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Meet the Dude Who Wants to Be a Broncos’ Cheerleader

As a Raiders fan, I can’t say I’m surprised by this news out of Denver:

A Colorado man danced off against more than 200 women in a bid to become the Denver Broncos’ first male cheerleader.

The NFL team’s judges welcomed the unlikely entry from Sacha Heppell in the first round of the 2012 tryouts Sunday.

“It’s huge. I’m excited, totally thrilled,” Heppell told KUSA before his audition. “No male has ever made it through auditions. I don’t even know if a male even made it to the auditions.”

“It’s an open call, so anyone can show up and try out,” a member of the judging panel said, adding that the decision on whether to accept a male hopeful would be based on his “dance ability” alone.

After being put through his paces, Heppell said getting the chance to perform his pro football routine was “amazing,” although he admitted, “I messed up a few times.”


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