Cheerleader's home is in GA, but her heart is with the Broncos

Nana White is a BSU football cheerleader who was born and raised in Georgia.


by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on September 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 2 at 4:25 PM

BOISE -- She may be from Atlanta, Georgia but she loves her Broncos.

Although Boise State cheerleader Nana White grew up in Atlanta, she had no choice but to become a Bronco.

"We have 30 cheerleaders this year and only 12 get to travel.  So it is really hard to make the travel squad, everybody is really good," said Christina Moore, coach of the BSU cheer squad.  "You have to bring your A game at tryouts to make the travel team."

Nana was not about to let anything get in her way when it came to making the trip to the Georgia game.  Not a torn quad or a hyper extended elbow.

"That's where she showed her stuff and she made it on the travel squad and that is how Nana made it to get to go back to Georgia," said Moore.

The southern belle finally gets to show her home state what she has always been proud of, the Boise State Broncos.  It is something that runs in her family.

"My dad is a BSU alumni, he played football for BSU," said Nana.  "His name is Dennis E. White.  I have six brothers and sisters and all are die hard Boise State fans."

Four of them attend Boise State now and Nana says there will be a fifth by next year.  That is when her younger brother will Join the football team.

For Nana, this weekend's homecoming is very special.

"Ive had over 50 messages from everyone," said Nana about her friends in Georgia who are excited to see her.  "It's me going home, on my home turf.  Georgia is my turf, my home, I love it."

The cheer team is leaving for Georgia Thursday night.  They don't touch down in Atlanta until 2:30 a.m. Friday.