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Falcons cheerleader brings Fort Wayne flair to Super Bowl LI

February 4, 2017




HOUSTON - Fort Wayne will again be represented in the Super Bowl; this time, by a cheerleader.

Kristen Johnson Felton cheers for the Atlanta Falcons, and will be on the sidelines Sunday in Houston.

“I’m looking forward to being out there and taking it all in,” Felton, a Snider High School graduate, tells

The road to the Super Bowl LI has been a busy one for her over the last few weeks, especially as the Falcons advanced in the NFL playoffs.

She was married on Jan. 14, the weekend the Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round.

A week later, Atlanta hosted the NFC Championship, and the Falcons beat the Green Bay Packers to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl.

One of her greatest honors was being named a Pro Bowl cheerleader. She was chosen by her teammates to represent the entire franchise.

“I had a blast,” she reflects on the Pro Bowl trip. “Doing appearances throughout Orlando with Make-A-Wish and Play60. We did some cheer clinics, as well.”

Felton has spent most of this week in Houston, staying busy with media appearances, fan interactions and team events prior to kickoff on Sunday night.

Felton started dancing at age 6, following in the footsteps of her older sister. The Johnson family owns SheeKriStyle Dance Academy in Fort Wayne.

She found herself in the Atlanta area after attending the University of Georgia. She now teaches and coaches dance at a grade school.

Now a captain in her 5th year with the Falcons cheer team, Felton says she is excited to perform on the biggest stage of all.

Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots kicks off 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Felton's husband, Jeffery, will also be at the game.

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