Search: famous male cheerleaders
Why: Matt and Chandler were talking about it, I think because Rick Perry was a cheerleader.
- George W. Bush was head cheerleader at Phillips Academy in the ‘60s and also cheered at Yale.
- Ronald Reagan cheered on his basketball team at Eureka College in IL.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower was nearly a star for the West Point football team, but when he stopped playing due to injury, he joined the cheerleading team instead. One source says he was also on the squad at his Abilene, KS, high school.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt cheered for Harvard football in 1904, notably rallying the crowd for a particularly heated game against Brown. (He wasn't diagnosed with polio until 1921, when he was 39.)
The More You Know: Some say that the guy made the tackle that blew out Eisenhower's knee was Jim Thorpe. It probably wasn't, but what can ya do.
Other dudes who were cheerleaders: Michael Douglas, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Martin, Jimmy Stewart, my dad.