55-Year-Old Granny Cheerleader Wants to Join Dallas Cowboys

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/ May 8, 2012

Age really ain’t nothing but a number for 55-year-old Sharon Simmons. The aspiring Dallas Cowboys cheerleader has had the dream since her early twenties.

Even with the odds against her, Simmons feels now is her time to shine.

“I thought about this when I was about 22 years old. I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it,” says Sharon. “This literally has been about the journey. I’ve met incredible people, I’ve learned so many new things.”

The grandmother spent decades raising a family and has won dozens of fitness awards. She also runs health and fitness website, FitnessAtAnyAge.com.

Sharon tried out for the team this past Saturday (May.5) with hundreds of teens and twenty-somethings. However, Sharon says she isn’t intimidated by anyone.

“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,” she said in a recent interview.