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Grandma Susie Sanchez tries out to become Dallas Cowboys cheerleader

Suzie-Sanchez-Raiders-cheerleaderRemember Susie Sanchez? Sure you do — she’s the 39-year-old woman who made the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad two years ago when she was 37. She also happens to be a mother of three and grandmother of one. That’s right, a grandmother was once an NFL cheerleader and recently went for it again.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Sanchez was one of over 400 women to try out for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad over the weekend. Of the hundreds, she was the only grandmother. She tried out for five years before finally becoming a Raiderette in 2011.

“The year I was on that team, some of the girls were born the year I graduated,” Sanchez explained. “If you look at the numbers, it’s ‘What am I doing?’”

Sanchez will turn 40 in August, and she says she felt like she had to give NFL cheerleading one last shot. Believe it or not, she was not the oldest person at the tryout, as one woman was 41.

“I thought why not?” Sanchez said. “I got to go to the big guys. I’ve got to go to the best team in the NFL.”

Of course, she means the best cheerleading team in the NFL. No offense to Tony Romo, but the Cowboys aren’t quite there yet. Unfortunately, Sanchez only got to audition in front of the judges for 90 seconds before being dropped during the first round of cuts. She said this will be her last year trying out.

As far as seeing a 39-year-old cheerleader at Cowboys tryouts is concerned, I doubt anyone was surprised. If you remember, we showed you another grandmother who tried out last year that was 16 years older than Sanchez. One of these nanas are bound to make the team eventually.


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  • DeezNUTZ

    I think the Denver Broncos have some blonde chick who is a Grandma on their team.. Older blonde girl been on there for a few years..This is nothing new

  • Bon

    Grandma at 37? Oh you must be so proud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.freedlund Casey Freedlund

    39 and a grandma? so this girl was born when mommy was 15….then by age 15 she had kids.. then that kid had kids at 20 or less..wow good example for the world…you figure 18 and a 18 for mother/grandmother is 36..factor in 3 more around that and its like teen moms

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.freedlund Casey Freedlund

    the raiders are the best team in the nfl according to 39 year old grandmother with no brain and still likes to show off saggy boobs….thats why they nearly finish last every single year in the draft and have had like 1-2 winning seasons in the last 20 YEARS……

  • rekemere

    Bonehead…if you read the article, you would see that she meant the Cowboys…..lol. And at that she was referring to the cheerleading team as the best. Obviously you are a hater and we love douchebags like you. Keep writing posts….lol