Found February 29, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Sharon Simmons is 55 years old and a grandmother of two, but that’s not stopping her from trying to become a new member of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading team.

“I thought that’s something I never tried. I always wanted to try out. I got real close in my early 20′s but got busy raising my daughter. And I thought, why not now?” Simmons told CBS DFW.

Simmons has been competing in fitness competitions since turning 50 and has won nine of them, according to her website.

She’s already in excellent shape, so she has been working with a former Cowboys cheerleader on routines and fundamentals to help prepare for auditions in May.

Given her age, you’re probably wondering if she’ll be intimidated by her younger competition. She assures us that is not the case.

“On stage, I blend right in with women in their 20, 30s and up,” Simmons says. She also thinks there is “absolutely no difference” between her body and that of the younger girls.

But Simmons admits one obstacle is picking up the fast-paced routines. Even if she doesn’t make the team, she says she has no regrets.

“I love life. I’m having a blast. I’m having a ball,” says Simmons.

If Simmmons makes the Cowboys cheerleading squad, she’ll be the second grandmother to be an NFL cheerleader, and by far the oldest.

Click here to see Simmons in action!

Top photo via YouTube. 

  • Over the river and through the woods to foxy grandmas house we go.....fine lookin' granny...but hey, age is only a number.


    how can you cheer me up with that ugly, wrinkly face???
  • quit being a jerk.
  • Thetruthsayer5, like she'd EVER even look at you. Get real. She looks great.

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