NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders will be represented at the 2015 Pro Bowl by fourth-year veteran Ashely P., who was chosen by her fellow squad members, cheerleading staff and sponsors at the squad's annual announcement party last month.
"When my name was called, I had to think 'did she really just say my name?'" Ashley said. "I was filled with happiness as my ultimate dream had come true!"
Kicking off Super Bowl Week in Arizona and reformatted a year ago, the Pro Bowl pits the NFL's top talent against each other, regardless of conference. Now the all-stars get drafted with the star quarterback facing his explosive linebacker teammate or the best cornerback going up against the dynamic receiver. It's the unconferenced match-ups fans thought only happened in their dreams.
A first-year captain, Ashley will join one cheerleader from 24 other NFL teams in Glendale, taking part in various community events throughout the week and the player draft before being placed front and center in the nationally-televised game.
"I'm proud to be sending Ashley to the 2015 Pro Bowl as our Titans representative," said Titans Director of Cheerleading, Stacie Kinder. "She has an electric personality on and off the field. She is talented, devoted to the Nashville community and knows how to work hard."
Meet Ashley P, this week's Titans Cheerleader of the Week
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ashley is currently a student at Tennessee State University majoring in early childhood development.
In addition to studying and cheering for the Titans, she works full-time as an inside sales account manager for a major Nashville corporation.
Ashley feels like she's grown personally and professionally in the four years she's been a member of the Titans Cheerleaders.
"I remember the first time I auditioned for the team and my name was not called," she said. "I dreamed of becoming an NFL Cheerleader when I was a little girl. When I finally made the team at my second audition, I never imagined I could end up in this position. God has truly blessed me."
In addition to Ashley, captains Anne and Jena were among the three finalists.
Fans can watch Ashley cheer during the Pro Bowl at 7 p.m., CST on Sunday, Jan. 25 on ESPN. Also, fans can watch Ashley's "Postcards from Arizona" on TitansOnline.com as she documents her journey throughout the week in Glendale.