55-year-old Sharon Simmons cheerleader aspirant Dallas CowboysSharon Simmons, a 55-year-old cheerleader aspirant, auditioned for Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The 55-year-old Simmons will be the oldest cheerleader in NFL history if she passes the audition.

The 55-year-old Simmons was among the hundreds of cheerleader hopefuls who auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Simmons, a grandmother who turns 56 this month, became a trending topic over the web in February after declaring her intention of joining the audition as Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Simmons said that she “thought about this when I was about 22 years old. I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it.”

The 55-year-old Simmons explained that she “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.”

Simmons considers the audition as “just like any other competition. There are steps to take to prepare, which is exactly what I’m doing.”

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