As a professional football team, the Phoenix-based Arizona Rattlers fields a very talented group of cheerleaders…and one extra-talented football player


Okay, okay, just because he is wearing a football uniform doesn’t mean he is a football player. This fabulous faker is Oscar Hernandez, a professional choreographer who has worked with, among others, the Phoenix Suns Dance Team, the Denver Nuggets Dancers and the Golden State Warrior Girls. He’s pulled this stunt before, too. 

But—credit where credit is due!—there’s nothing fake about those splits. 

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