Photos: Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform for love of the game, not money

By: Joey Bunch, The Denver Post
March 31, 2014 Updated: April 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm
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photo - Members of the final 57 women selected wave to a television camera during tryouts for the 2014-2015 Denver Broncos cheerleaders. More than 100 women showed up and 57 finalists were selected for the 26 spots on the team at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, March 30. (Photo By AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
Members of the final 57 women selected wave to a television camera during tryouts for the 2014-2015 Denver Broncos cheerleaders. More than 100 women showed up and 57 finalists were selected for the 26 spots on the team at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, March 30. (Photo By AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post) 

The 154 candidates for the 26-member Denver Broncos cheerleading squad Sunday afternoon needed more than high kicks and a beautiful smile.

They also might need a second job.

"We want beautiful women out there representing the team, but they have to be intelligent," said Teresa Shear, the Broncos' director of cheerleaders and game entertainment, as dozens of women clad in blue and orange practiced dance steps and twirls nearby. "They interact with the fans and represent the team."

Besides cheering at 16 regular-season games and the playoffs, the squad makes more than 100 other appearances and instructs the Broncos' Junior Cheerleaders.

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