Cheerleaders get their share of worship for their curves, their moves and their hotness. But what we don't give them credit for is their grit, their courage or their resilience.
Folks, these gals are on the front line and in the line of fire.
They take hits. They get dropped, flung, stampeded and even devoured by mascots.
Click on for a tribute to these brave soldiers of sportsdom—the cheerleaders.