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Saracen's Following in the Footsteps of Many Athletes Who Have Become Involved with Cheerleaders

Not sure if anyone was as surprised as we were to learn that noodle-armed Friday Night Lights’ QB Zack Guilford (aka Matt Saracen) was dating former Seattle Seahawks cheerleader Amber Lancaster. They were even featured in the most recent ESPN the Magazine with Landry (who tonight’s storyline revolves around).

So we thought we’d take a comprehensive look at slightly more prominent athletes who have gotten together with cheerleaders:

NBA journeyman Dan Dickau – who was spectacular at Gonzaga – married his high school sweetheart, Heather, who was a Portland Trailblazers cheerleader (and also prom queen and a basketball player herself).

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley married Redskins cheerleader Christy Oglevee last year.

Who could forget Boise State running back Ian Johnson getting on bended knee to propose to his cheerleader girlfriend, Chrissy Popadics, after beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl? Chris Myers, the reporter who ruined the proposal, surely remembers.

One of the best young players in the NBA, Dwight Howard, quietly knocked up NBA cheerleader Lyndsay Reed.

Former Arizona QB Jake Plummer – who unbelievably left his fiancee at the altar in Hawaii – married former Broncos cheerleader Kollette Klassen in 2007.

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