Sharon Simmons, 55-Year-Old Cheerleader, Tries Out For Dallas Cowboys' Squad

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Sharon Simmons has wanted to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader since her 20s. Now, at 55, the fitness model is finally reaching for her dreams.

“I thought about this when I was about 22 years old. I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it,” said Simmons, a grandmother, in an interview.

The 55-year-old cheerleader planned on auditioning decades ago, but money, time, and raising a family delayed her dream for half a lifetime.

But last weekend Simmons finally tried out.

Sharon Simmons, 55-Year-Old Cheerleader

Joining hundreds of others over the weekend to audition for the squad at Cowboys Stadium, she said: “It literally has been about the journey."

"I’ve met incredible people, I’ve learned so many new things.”

Fox reports that Simmons has written a book about ageless fitness and has won several competitions in her successful career as a fitness model.

She said: “I don’t see a number… If I do, it’s just a number. It’s not that I can’t keep up with [younger women] in the physical part of the training.”

If Simmons makes the team, she will be the oldest cheerleader in the league. She won’t be, however, the only grandmother in the NFL, though.

Suzie Sanchez of the Oakland Raiders is also a grandma ... though Sanchez is only 37. Laura Vikmanis is currently the oldest NFL cheerleader at 42.

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Look Beautiful and PRetty For You're age.

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Good-Luck ladies, you guys deserves to be on the Cheerleading teams of your choosing.

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I think its great she tries out and she looks great. But I think it's kinda of sad that at that age you think you missed out on a great opportunity . . . to be a cheerleader. . . .

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If she can do the job, she should get it. And BTW she DOESN'T look hot for 55.
She just looks hot!

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Good for Sharon! Most 55 year olds don't look like her. I don't see other 55 year olds trying out. She is an inspiration to women. We'll probably see more and more women trying out in the future because Sharon is opening doors to women in taking care of themselves, being confident, and following their dreams.

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I credit her for putting her own dreams on hold while concentrating first on her Childrean. I am quit sure the Father or Fathers of her children did not stop thier Carrier of dreams bcos of thier children. A woman is not surpose to suffer all the time by stopping all future plan because of kids while men carry on thiers. And at the old age, when a woman tries to get some of the things she missed at the ealier age bcos of her kids or family, some stupid men still gets jelous. why? bcos must men are just cowards, women haters and sadists.. You go grandma. I hope you be a good role-model for our generation

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That is kind of silly. They want the young and beautiful , that is something you could do in your 20's

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hey Jennifer, She is only trying out...many woman won't make the team. I'm a 50 year old man and think she looks very nice for 55. plus you've heard 50 is the new 40. Good for her for not giving up her dream because she took time to do other things when she was younger. Shame on you for criticizing her or anyone for chasing their dreams.

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Jennifer, are you crazy or just 15 years old? She's a BABE and I hope thy admit her to the team. I'm middle aged at 45, and I give myself plus or minus 30 years, so I'll check out attractive women of dang near any age. [FWIW, people commonly think I'm 20 or 30 something and I get carded regularly.] It's easy to be hot when you're 20, but I have sort of a sliding scale or handicap system and am much more impressed with ladies that hang on to it later. Lay off her -- or post pix of your recent Victoria's Secret modeling session.

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I will say this...Sharon Simmons looks DAMNED GOOD for a woman her age!!!!! LOL!!!!!