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.
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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