Alexa Flutie Had to Pass Football IQ Test to Become Patriots Cheerleader
Alexa Flutie is the daughter of former Heisman Trophy winner and Patriots quarterback, Doug Flutie. As we told you in May, she finally made the Patriots cheerleading team after trying out unsuccessfully the previous few years. Being a cheerleader for an NFL team may seem simple — look good, dance well, and wave your pompoms freely. Apparently that’s not the case.
As Off the Bench points out to us, all Patriots cheerleaders had to take a football IQ test, Tom Hanks Bachelor Party style. Alexa elaborated on the IQ test during an interview with The Fan 590 in Toronto.
“Growing up with football around definitely helps but some of the questions get very intense and you have to know very specific details. I know some of the things I had issues with were the postseason rules for overtime and safeties. It was a little more intense. Not playing sports I definitely had to study those a little bit harder.”
Wow, so it looks like the women have to be more than a pretty face who can dance — they also have to know sports. That’s probably not a problem for Tony LaRussa’s daughter, Bianca, who made the Raiderettes cheer squad after already being a hardcore fan. For many prospective cheerleaders, the test was probably difficult. Alexa adds that women had to run the ramps and had their conditioning tested. She also says her dad is happy she’s following in his footsteps.
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