Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Farewell from Cheerleader Cassie

Hi Bucs Fans!

I can't believe my journey has come to an end! After four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders, I am choosing to retire and hang up my pom poms. I am so grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I have had with the organization and am blessed with all the lifelong friendships I am walking away with!

Born and raised in Tampa, I grew up a dancer and have been dancing since the age of three. I was studio trained and competed in jazz, ballet, pointe, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, acro and modern dance for 16 years. I was also a member of the Plant High School Danceros and the University of Florida Dazzlers. After my freshman year at UF, I tore my ACL and spent the next year in physical therapy. I wasn't ready to give up dancing and made it my goal to perform again!

I was selected as Co-Captain in 2012 and went on to become Captain in my third and fourth season. As a leader on this team, I used my platform to work specifically with a non-profit organization in the Tampa Bay community, the Children's Cancer Center. My teammates and I created relationships and gave back to those in need. I will never forget those life-changing moments and I plan to continue volunteering my time in the future.

To culminate my final season, I received one of the highest and most meaningful honors when my teammates selected me as the 2015 Pro Bowl Representative! This January, I went to Arizona along with 24 other representatives across the country and proudly represented Tampa Bay!

The Buccaneers will always share a place in my heart and I will forever be thankful for my TBBC coaches who believed in me from the beginning, the hard-working Buccaneers staff, my beautiful and talented teammates, the legacy the alumni created, and most importantly, the Buccaneers fans that made all the blood, sweat and tears worth it every day!

Whether on the sidelines or in the stands, it will always be a Bucs life for me!



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