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Who are the Houston Texans' cheerleaders?

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The Houston Texans' cheerleading squad in 2014 is composed of 34 women from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates who tried out, according to the team's Web site. The cheerleading squad was selected after a three-tiered tryout process a month before the NFL Draft. The women are known only by their first names while on the squad.

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The cheerleaders attend regular events in the Houston area, including photo shoots, fan parties, fundraisers and military events for men and women who serve in the armed forces. The position is nearly year-round, as duties go beyond just cheering at home games for the Texans.

One cheerleader named Caitlyn was asked to go to a Houston-area teen's senior prom. According to the Houston Chronicle, Michael Ramirez dared Caitlyn to attend his prom if he received 10,000 retweets of his proposal. After the post went viral, the cheerleader accepted the invitation. Caitlyn arrived in a limousine and was supported by other members of the squad at a nearby restaurant.

Each cheerleader has a Twitter feed that features regular updates for fans of the NFL franchise. Fans can follow each cheerleader, thanks to these and other social media updates. In some, the women post pictures of events such as tryouts and Mother's Day.

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