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Cheerleader spotlight: DBC Marissa


Hometown:Broomfield, Colo.

College: Texas A&M University

Occupation: Executive recruiter

Nickname: "Riss"

Zodiac sign: Gemini


Movie/TV Show: "Little Rascals" / "Fixer Upper"

Song to dance to: Anything with a good beat!

Junk food: Doughnuts

Dream car: Porsche Macan

Color: Maroon

Superhero: Thor

Holiday: Christmas

Animal: Dogs

Quote: "Be the person your dog thinks you are!"

Get to know Marissa:


Photos of second-year Denver Broncos Cheerleader Marissa.

What does being a DBC mean to you?** Being a DBC is such an incredible opportunity. It allows me to be involved in the community, be a role model for young girls, and be surrounded by such inspiring and accomplished women daily. It is truly an amazing organization to be a part of and I feel so blessed every day.

Who is your hero? My heroes are my parents. They have always been by my side supporting me as I followed my dreams. I can go to them for guidance, inspiration or just when I need a good laugh. Even if I don't like their responses to my questions at times, they always have my best interest in mind and I would not be the woman I am today without them.

What was the first concert you ever went to? My first concert was seeing Backstreet Boys with my best friend. I remember not having a voice the next day from screaming and singing so loud!

If there were a movie made about your life, which celebrity would you want to play you? Who would play your parents? I think Jennifer Lawrence would play me. As for my dad, I think someone funny and down to earth like Will Smith would play him. My dad is the one that all the kids in the neighborhood wanted to play with growing up and can always make you laugh. As for my mom, I think Ellen DeGeneres would be a good fit. Ellen is funny, driven, compassionate and intelligent, which are all things I admire about my mom.

What is your dream vacation destination? I have always dreamed of going to Fiji.

When did you first start dancing/cheerleading? I started dancing when I was 5 years old.

In 10 years I see myself… In 10 years I would love to still be dancing! I also hope I have continued to excel in my career and have a wonderful home and family.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an architect. I remember playing "The Sims" computer game all day long designing and building homes.

What advice would you give your younger self? Go out there, follow your passions, take risks, and do a lot of memorable things while you are young. Don't overthink what can possibly go wrong; mistakes are what will develop you into a better person.

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