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These Two Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders Shaved Their Heads To Support Their Head Coach As He Faces
November 26, 2012
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Over the last little while, a lot of players on the NFL's Indianapolis Colts have shaved their heads to show their support for Chuck Pagano, the team's head coach who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year.

It's a pretty cool thing to do.

But it's one thing for a football player to shave his head - he's wearing a helmet most of the time anyway. It's an even bigger deal when a cheerleader does the same thing.


Megan M., one of the Colts' cheerleaders, promised two weeks ago that she would shave her head if the Colts' mascot Blue could raise $10,000 for the team's ChuckStrong charity.

A little while later, fellow cheerleader Crystal Ann said she'd join her.

Well, Blue raised $22,670. So during Sunday's game, between the third and fourth quarter, the women got their heads shaved on the field.

Coach Pagano was in attendance for the game - that's him on the right, along with team owner Jim Irsay.


The coach also seems to have inspired the Colts to get a win - especially wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. Before the game, Pagano gave him some advice about returning punts.


Hilton must have listened: he returned Buffalo's first punt 75 yards for a touchdown. He also caught an 8-yard touchdown pass.

That made him the first player in franchise history to score on a punt return and catch a TD pass in the same game.

The Colts won the game 20-13.


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