Too old? 54-year-old auditioning for NFL cheerleading spot

Brenda Gold (WCPO screen grab)

Brenda Gold (WCPO screen grab)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:49 PM ET

A 54-year-old mom will try out for an NFL cheerleading squad this spring, going up against women half her age.

Brenda Gold, a long-time high school math teacher, is boldly putting her hat in the ring for a spot on the Ben-Gals, the Cincinnati Bengals' cheer team.

"She was probably watching a Bengals game and saw the cheerleaders and said to herself, 'I can do that,'" Gold's son, Matt Gold, told USA Today, before adding, "She probably can, too."

Gold recently entered a makeover contest on daytime TV show Live With Kelly And Michael.

Co-host Michael Strahan, a former NFL superstar, had heady praise for the Fishers, Ind., native.

"Coming from a guy who came from sports, you can cheer for my team anytime," Strahan said on-air.

Gold played volleyball at the University of Kentucky, according to USA Today, and danced for most of her life.

She will audition for the Ben-Gals in May.


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