The NFL has one of the best viewership of the four major sports. There is certainly something for everybody when an NFL fan is fortunate enough to acquire tickets for a home (or even sometimes away) game. For some, it is the element of violence that occurs when there is a bone-crushing hit or if even a fight breaks out between the two teams. For others, it is arriving at the stadium a few hours early, lighting up the grill for some pregame food; and maybe throw the football around with friends or family. Some love just being a part of a winning tradition like going to a New England Patriot or Dallas Cowboy home game. But one thing a majority of male fans will agree on is that the cheerleaders are the biggest thrill and one of the funner parts of the game.
No matter what NFL football game fans will go too, there are sure to be dancing ladies at the games. But what is it exactly about the cheerleaders that sends male fans into a frenzy? Is it the short, skimpy, revealing outfits? Could it be the way they shake their pom-poms? Do men just like to enjoy their game with a cold beverage, good food, and a beautiful woman dancing for him? Or could some fans take it a step farther and love what they find out about a cheerleader's profile? This list takes a look at the top 15 NFL cheerleaders that are hot as can be.
16 Toni P: Denver Broncos
To start off the list, fans can enjoy the lovely Toni P. Toni P. is a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos. Toni Gabrielli Phelan is originally from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. She trained at Larkin Dance Studio for 15 years and was a four-year member and two-year Captain of the National and World Champion University of Minnesota Dance Team. Toni has been a Denver Broncos Cheerleader for five seasons. She was named Rookie of the Year, and has been a Captain for the past three seasons. Toni obtained her BA in Psychology and her MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
She is currently the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Daniels Career Services at the University of Denver. The fact that she can balance working in a school in career services, learn new dance routines for Sundays, and still be able to look as good as she does makes it easy for her to earn the number 15 spot on this list.
15 Kristen: Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons had a huge disappointment in Super Bowl LI, blowing a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots and eventually losing in overtime 34-28. One thing Atlanta does not lose is their ability to pick high-quality cheerleaders. Meet Kristen, a member of the Atlanta Falcons cheer-leading team as she wraps up the number 14 spot on this list. She was honored to represent the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders at the 2017 Pro Bowl. She began her career with the Atlanta Falcons five years ago. She also loves to travel and help out any way she can in the Atlanta community.
She enjoyed her second year as Team Captain and her teammates voted her as "Performer of the Year" last season. Outside of cheering she is a schoolteacher, dance instructor, and dance team coach. This is one teacher Atlanta fans would love to see in the classroom, but they will unfortunately have to settle for only seeing Kristen on Sundays.
14 Chelsea: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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There is something about Florida women that will make any man go weak in the knees. This cheerleader isn't any different to this opinion as she makes the number 13 spot on the list. Meet Chelsea, a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Chelsea is a Tampa native and a graduate of The University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing. The 2016-17 campaign was her third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and her second season as a captain. She currently works in an Insurance Broker's office in Tampa while working with the Health Insurance Carriers to create customized Wellness Plans for their clients.
When she is not dancing, she loves to be outside, on a boat or on the beach! She also has a lot of love for her family as she greatly enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She can make sure fans have quality health insurance, she is beautiful, and seems like a family type of girl. While fans would love to see Chelsea in a skimpy bikini, they will have to deal with only seeing her in her outfits on the sidelines.
13 Paige B.: Miami Dolphins
Sticking with the theme of beautiful gals in the Florida area, this next cheerleader has it all. She has the beautiful blonde hair, award winning smile, and all the curves to keep a Dolphins fans eyes on her. Solidifying the number 12 spot on this list is Paige B. Paige is a member of the Miami Dolphins cheer-leading team. Like many other girls on this list, Paige is a local from Boca Raton, Florida. She has been a part of the Dolphins cheer-leading team for two years. While she does enjoy shaking her pom-poms on Sundays, her dream job is to work with animals and become a marine biologist.
She is a humble woman as her biggest heroes in life are her parents. While she is humble, she is also daring as she has gone kite-surfing before; very fitting for the hot Miami weather. The weather can be hot and so is Paige as she will be the heartthrob of Miami Dolphins fans far and wide.
12 Kriste: New Orleans Saints
Many NFL fans assume cheerleaders are all young, mid 20's girls who are just out of college and in great shape. The Saints prove that age is just a number and talent can overcome youth any-day. Number 11 on this list belongs to Kriste of the New Orleans Saints cheer-leading team. Kriste is a 43-year-old wife and mom to two teenage sons. She auditioned for cheer-leading as a 40th birthday present to herself, because being a NFL Cheerleader was a lifelong dream of hers.
She is currently the oldest cheerleader in the NFL and is using her platform as a Saints cheerleader to promote awareness about Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). PKD is a heredity disease she was diagnosed with 17 years ago. Her beliefs involve strongly living life to its fullest, continuously setting goals, and never letting any obstacle hinder your ability to becoming the best version of yourself. The fact that she is in her mid 40s and still looks as good as she does will have men wishing they were married to Kriste this upcoming NFL season.
11 Sam: Jacksonville Jaguars
After taking a break from the Florida trend, along comes a young blonde bursting onto the cheer-leading scene. When Jaguars fans are not rooting for their up and coming Jaguars team, they are looking at one of the sexiest cheerleaders on the team. Meet Sam, a Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleader and cracking the top 10, sliding into the number nine spot. Not only does Sam have the blonde hair and incredible smile combination, she also shows how organized she is. For her everyday career, she is a clinical research coordinator.
That is not a bad profession considering Sam could easily be a model along with cheer-leading on Sundays for the Jaguars. She has been with the Jaguars for five total seasons now. If the Jaguars are losing big in a game at any point this season, expect Sam to be the one fans will look at to put them in a better mood with her moves.
9 Nancy M.: New York Jets
The Jets have had a reputation coming into the 2017 season as a team that doesn't know what they are doing when it comes to personnel decisions. What the Jets can decide is how to pick their cheerleaders. Coming in at number nine is Nancy M. who is a cheerleader for the New York Jets football team. Nancy McGough is a fifth year veteran on the Jets flight Crew Cheer-leading Squad. She has been a member of the team since 2012. For the past three seasons, Nancy was awarded the honor of being named a group leader as she was a role model to her teammates and demonstrates a positive attitude while always leading by example.
A true fan favorite, she has been featured as a premier member of the squad's Show Team, a select group of trained performers who are featured on large scale public appearances. The Jets may not win a lot, but they definitely won having Nancy M. be somebody fans can look at when times are tough. Chris Flynn's article of "Top 15 Hottest NFL Cheerleaders of 2016" shows the other beauties the Jets are working with.
8 Melissa: L.A. Rams
There have been a lot of changes within the Los Angeles Rams organization. Everything has changed from their geographical location to their quarterback position to head coaching position. One thing that has not changed is their selection of eye-popping cheerleaders. Meet Melissa from the Los Angeles Rams cheer-leading team as she locks down the number eight spot. This tanned, brunette bombshell definitely gives Rams fans something to cheer about when their football team falls short in that category. The 2016-2017 season was Melissa's first year as a Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader. Melissa graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Liberal Arts degree. She also currently works as a full time performer at the Disneyland Resort where she dances and portrays Disney characters. Melissa was so excited and honored to represent the Los Angeles Rams organization and cheerleaders in the 2017 Pro Bowl last season. With a love for Disney and a love for dance, there is a reason for everyone to like Melissa.
7 Mariah: Indianapolis Colts
The Colts have blue and white uniforms that will make any cheerleader sizzle and this one isn't any different. Coming in at number seven is Mariah from the Indianapolis Colts cheer-leading team. Mariah has been an Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader for the past 4 seasons. She was a captain of the 2016 squad was honored to add Pro Bowl Cheerleader in 2017 to the her list of accomplishments. Her time as a cheerleader has allowed her to continue her lifelong passion for dance while also motivating her to grow in other areas of life. Mariah has represented the Colts in Mexico, Hong Kong and Canada and has been featured on various shows on Colts.com, NFL Network and local news stations.
She was also featured on this season's Swimsuit Calendar Cover. She is beautiful, she can dance, and is very well cultured. If fans are into this type of cheerleader, then Mariah will surely not disappoint the fan's eyes.
6 Amanda F.: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are on the rise in the NFC East, while their cheerleaders remain on top of the conference. Meet Amanda F., a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles and the sixth highest selection for this list. Amanda Grace Fattori was a sixth year veteran and captain of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders in 2016-17. She represented the NFL internationally including performances and appearances in Mexico City through NFL Mexico as well as in Montreal with NFL Canada throughout her career. Amanda has worked closely with autistic children and she is very passionate about volunteering for charity programs such as Eagles Taking Flight for Autism and Eagles Huddle Up For Autism to raise awareness and funds for research and treatment. Her intelligence shows as she graduated Cum Laude from West Chester University with a B.S. in Health Science.
She currently works as a Senior Sales and Design Executive. Amanda could be the complete package for Philadelphia fans as she has the looks, the moves, the brains, and the love for children that will make any Eagles male fan knees quiver.
5 Katrina: Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City should be known for two things: barbecue and cheerleaders. Both are hot and go well with Kansas City Chiefs football. Meet Katrina, a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs. Katrina was a fourth year member of the Chiefs Cheerleaders and a first year captain. She graduated from Loyola University where she danced all four years on their dance team & was a captain. Katrina's love for performing shines brightly on the field but she also has a love for our military. Katrina has had the honor of participating on several military tours. She loves having the opportunity to meet & thank all the men, women and families who have sacrificed for our country. The Chiefs were thrilled to have Katrina represent their cheer-leading team at the 2017 Pro Bowl. With the looks, the moves, and a love for the military; Katrina has to be saluted for her actions and getting the number five selection on this list.
4 Heather L.: Detroit Lions
This blonde beauty comes in hot to this list, solidifying the number four spot. Heather Lawrence is a member of the Detroit Lions cheer-leading team. Heather is a Michigan native and has always had passions for performing as well as health & wellness. Heather began dancing at five years old and has previously danced on three professional teams before joining the Lions. It was her fifth year as a professional cheerleader in the 2016-17 season. As a member of the first Detroit Lions cheer-leading team, she has enjoyed performing at games and working within the Detroit community. Off the field, Heather enjoys making crafts with her three nieces and practicing yoga.
She was honored and excited to be the first Detroit Lions Cheerleader representing her organization at the Pro Bowl. It can be assumed that Lions fans will want to see Heather back on the sidelines for the 2017-18 season.
3 Hannah L.: New England Patriots
The New England Patriots continue to win off the field with their cheerleader selection. This blonde hair brown eyed beauty secures the number three slot. Hannah LeBeau is a member of the New England Patriots cheer-leading squad. Hannah did not have to travel far from home to cheer as she is an Auburn, Ma native. She is also a 2nd year line captain, and four season veteran for the New England Patriots cheer-leading team. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology as of May 2015. She currently works in a lead position with Under Armour, but also would like to work in a counseling position with young adults in higher education. Hannah was selected to represent the Patriots cheer-leading squad as their 2017 Pro Bowl Cheerleader. She has beauty, brains, and a heart of gold. Heather is definitely a cheerleader Patriots fans should keep a close eye on next season.
2 Kelly: Minnesota Vikings
The number two spot on this list easily goes to Kelly of the Minnesota Vikings. Kelly is a local girl from Minneapolis, Minnesota. For her career, she can been seen in the classroom as a Special Education Teacher. It is good to know that Kelly can be trusted with students as well as trusted with nailing flips for the Vikings cheerleaders. Kelly received her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota. Not only did Kelly complete college, but she even went back to pursue her masters at Bethel University. The common blonde hair, blue eye look suits Kelly especially well.
Minnesota fans probably thought Latavius Murray coming to town would be the only big thing to root for this 2017-2018 season. But it is really Kelly who will steal the show and fans hearts with her incredible moves and amazing assets on and off the sidelines.
1 Mandy: Dallas Cowboys
When the world should think of cheerleaders in the future, the first team that should be looked at is the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have been known for years of cheerleaders with high hairdos and high levels of sexiness. The number one spot on this list is no different. Meet Mandy, a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys. Mandy was born and raised in Brentwood, California. She has been with the Cowboys for two seasons now. Another blonde hair and blue eyed wonder, Mandy keeps dance in her repertoire for her career. She is a dance studio owner as well as director and choreographer. Mandy screams "number one cheerleader" with her looks and her desire to keep dance in her life. This beauty cannot be beaten in the hotness category because she cheers for the Cowboys, works in dance away from the sidelines, and makes Cowboys fans heart skip a beat when seen.
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