10 Famous Guy Cheerleaders

Yes, Samuel L. Jackson is among them

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 24, 2012 11:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Cheerleading may be predominantly made up of females now, but it started as a male sport, and the Huffington Post found 10 male college cheerleaders who went on to quite a bit of prominence in Hollywood and DC:

  • Jimmy Stewart: He cheered at Princeton University as a junior and senior.
  • Samuel L. Jackson: Cheered at Morehouse College.

  • Ronald Reagan: Cheered at Illinois' Eureka College.
  • George W. Bush: Cheered at Yale. (See the full slideshow to discover which other Bushes also cheered.)
  • Steve Martin: Though he wasn't actually a college cheerleader, he reportedly tried out for his high school team with cheers like, "Die, you gravy-sucking pigs!"
Click for the complete slideshow, including a politician who reportedly used to run out onto the field carrying a Confederate flag.

Samuel L. Jackson arrives at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards on Friday, March 4, 2011, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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