Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas
College: University of Kansas
Occupation: Public relations
Zodiac sign: Libra
TV Show: "The Bachelor"/"Bachelorette" and "Modern Family"
Song to dance to: Anything by Beyoncé!
Junk food: Hot Cheetos
Dream car: White Bentley convertible
Quote: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Get to know Erica:
Photos of rookie Denver Broncos Cheerleader Erica.
What does being a DBC mean to you?** To me, being a DBC means representing the Denver Broncos organization with class and respect, on and off the field. So it means the world to me that I have the ability to do so!
Who is your hero? My mom is my hero. She continually inspires me with her selflessness and strong work ethic.
What was the first concert you went to? I was in seventh grade, and it was a Miley Cyrus concert!
If there were a movie made about your life, which celebrity would you want to play you? Who would play your parents? I would want Sarah Hyland to play me and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to play my parents!
What is your dream vacation destination? Bora Bora
In 10 years I see myself… In 10 years I hope to be happy, healthy, and still living in Denver!
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a veterinarian!
What advice would you give your younger self? Stay true to who you are, keep smiling, and have faith that everything will work out the way that it's supposed to!
When did you get involved in organized cheer and dance? I have been dancing since I was five years old. When I was in the fourth grade I started competing in all styles of dance. I continued competing through high school, and I was co-captain of my high school dance team!
When did you realize you wanted to do it professionally? I was in high school when I realized that I wanted to dance professionally. I fell in love with cheering and sideline performing when I became a member of my high school dance team!
What is it about the Broncos that made you want to tryout for this team? I was inspired to tryout for this team after I attended my first Broncos game, and I realized just how special Broncos Country really is! I was truly in awe at the sense of community and camaraderie amongst all of the Broncos fans rallying together in the stadium!
How did the audition process go? The audition process is a very challenging, yet very rewarding experience! Everyone was so supportive of one another throughout the entire audition process, and so many new friendships are formed throughout the week! I learned a lot during auditions, and I really think that everything that I learned helped me to grow as a person and as a performer!
What was the calendar-shoot experience in Mexico like? The calendar shoot in Mexico was such an amazing experience, and one that I will cherish forever. I was definitely a little bit nervous going into it, but my nerves were quickly put to rest! Everyone there did such an amazing job helping us feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera. I also loved being able to bond and spend time with my teammates! I was so grateful to have them there with me, cheering me on during my shoot!
What did it feel like when you found out you made the team? It felt like a dream! There aren't enough words to describe how grateful and honored I feel to be a part of this iconic team! It truly is a dream come true!
What has been you favorite part of being a DBC so far? My favorite part so far has definitely been bonding with my teammates! It is an amazing feeling to be surrounded by a group of women who all support one another and share common goals and ambitions.
Talk about interacting with the public as an ambassador for the Denver Broncos. Denver has such a strong sense of community, so it truly is an honor to be an ambassador for the Denver Broncos! Bronco fans are so loyal, so as an ambassador it is a lot of fun to be able to meet them, and thank them for their continuous support!
What do you do outside of being a DBC? In my free time, I love being outside and working out! I just recently graduated from the University of Kansas where I majored in Strategic Communications, and minored in Leadership Studies! Since I'm not originally from Colorado, I'm so grateful that I now have 25 teammates to help show me around my new home!
Did you play any sports (other than dance) growing up? I played tennis growing up, and I was actually on my high school tennis team for two years!
Do you have any hidden talents? Tell me something that people don't know about you. Even though I grew up competing in jazz, ballet, tap, and contemporary, my favorite style of dance to do is hip-hop!