IN PICTURES: A Day In The Life Of An NFL Cheerleader

Eagles Cheerleaders

Michelle Morris is an accountant.

On the side, she’s a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader.

Morris started with the team her senior year of college, and now shes heading into her third season cheering for the Eagles.

Twice a week, Morris drives 60 miles from New Jersey to Philly, after her day job, and practices with her fellow cheerleaders for at least three hours.

And then Sundays are the fun part. The Eagles monopolize Morris’ Sunday as she gets her hair and make-up done, and cheers her team to victory.

Michelle starts her day off at Withum, Smith + Brown, at around 8 am where she is an accountant

Coffee is a necessity, it's going to be a long day

Then it's to work. Michelle leaves early on practice days, so she has to get all her work done by 4:30

She even shows her Eagles pride at work

And her Rutgers pride. Michelle graduated from Rutgers in 2010

Working hard!

And remembering to stay hydrated for practice, from an Eagles water bottle, of course

Now it's in the car for Michelle's hour and a half drive to Philly, today, in the rain. She has to make it in time for 7:00 rehearsal

Practice is at a Bally Total Fitness in Philly. The girls get there early and chat and stretch

Time to get started! They listened to a bunch of announcements from their director about events other than games they would attend

A little warm up jog around the studio

Time to stretch

Have to stretch out in splits to get those legs warm

Now it's time to get out the pom poms

The team practices all the routines

And they break up into groups to watch out for mistakes teammates might be making

The choreographer explains a few mistakes people are making

And pulls Michelle out of the crowd. She's the only one who is doing one of the moves perfectly

The rest of the team joins in, trying to look more like Michelle

Practice makes perfect

Here's Tiffany showing something to the team. This is her sixth year on the squad

As the girls practice, you notice the guys working out in the gym gravitate towards the stretching area right outside...

The dancing doesn't stop

The girls are getting a killer workout

And having lots of fun

Since the first game is this weekend, this is an important practice

So they keep running the dance over and over until it's perfect

And at the end, they strike a pose

Michelle is still dancing, but it's getting late and time for us to head home

At about 10:20 pm, practice was over. Michelle took off and made it home by midnight and got ready to do the same thing again the next day!

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