Everyone has that stereotypical idea of a cheerleader: cute, peppy, bows in her hair.And that was me, from kindergarten to eighth grade.

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I saw guys I had cheered for — guys I considered friends — and I wondered what they thought about me playing alongside them.

My school is small, so there aren't tryouts — you just sign up for the team.

She says one of the best kept secrets in the city is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Gardens on White Rock Lake, which has concerts in the park, a children's garden and a variety of seasonal events like the Pumpkin Village made of 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds each fall.

"It's so massive, with a big collection of gardens and flowers with great views against White Rock Lake," says Rene who married her husband Cassidy at the arboretum.

Participating at the Game Supporting Him as a Player Learning the Game Dealing with Drawbacks Community Q&A Dating a football player means you have to negotiate a relationship around all the practices, games, and schoolwork.

It can be a big commitment for an athlete to be in a relationship, so keep in mind that your guy might be feeling conflicted about his commitment to you and to the game.

Nature calls the cheerleaders"Olivia Rene" (she uses a stage name to protect her privacy) is a 28-year-old second-year veteran on the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders .