Philadelphia Eagles Hire First Male Cheerleader In Franchise History (VIDEO)
The name Kyle Tanguay will go down in history after he became the first male cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles in the franchises history on Tuesday night.
Tanguay found out he was selected by the Eagles at the conclusion of cheerleader tryouts.
Tanguay, who grew up Rochester, New Hampshire native, fell in love with the Eagles organization thanks to the 2017 Super Bowl championship team.
“After that season, I just knew – this team took me as someone who never really followed football and now I’m in love with the team,” Tanguay told 6abc in an interview. “There’s something to be said for that. Ever since then, I’ve followed them. I’ve watched every game this season. Just living in Philadelphia, being in Center City, you can’t be in this community and not become very excited about the sports.”
Tanguay will be the fourth male cheerleader in NFL history, joining Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies (Los Angeles Rams) Jesse Hernandez (New Orleans Saints).
“I think it’s really exciting to see this happening in the NFL,” Tanguay said (via 6abc). “It’s something that’s really incredible. We’ve all worked really hard in our training to earn our spots on these teams. I can speak for myself with the Eagles, if there are any guys that were thinking about trying out for the Eagles Cheerleading team, I would encourage it,” Tanguay said. “To hear my name call and kind of break down that barrier was really exciting for me.”