Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 5/8/12

If Sharon Simmons makes it and becomes one of “America’s Sweethearts,” she’ll be the oldest member in Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader history. Better late than never for the 55-year-old grandmother.

From The Inquisitor:

last weekend Simmons joined hundreds of others over the weekend to audition for the squad at Cowboys Stadium. Simmons said:

“It literally has been about the journey. I’ve met incredible people, I’ve learned so many new things.”

Fox reports that Simmons has won several fitness competitions in her day and had a successful career as a fitness model. She also wrote a book about staying fit,”Triple F: Fifty, Fit, and Fabulous,” and runs the website FitnessAnyAge.com.

She won’t be the only grandma in the league, should she make the cut. Suzie Sanchez of the Oakland Raiders is a grandma but Sanchez is only 37. Laura Vikmanis of the Cincinnati Bengals is the oldest NFL cheerleader at age 42.

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