Back in 1953, Mr LaFargue tried out to be on the Tulane Cheerleading Squad. When he made his debut running out onto the stage in the famous McAllister Auditorium, making a forward flip- he seems to recall making a Two Bits Four a Dollar, or Hullaballoo cheer! Upon doing that though, the crowd at the time went mad! A lot of people did audition for the squad, and back then the five foot seven freshman weighed in at 135 pounds and was chosen to be on the squad.
He went on to be the leader in 1954 and the squad had 4 women and 2 other men aside from him, at the time. Sixty years on, 3 cheerleaders that were on the team back then and Jeron will be heading back to the Homecoming Reunion Family Weekend from the 14th of Nov to the 16th of Nov, and checking out the uptown campus where they once used to study and cheer.
They will be recognised during a football game. In 1954 the cheerleaders visited every game, all apart from one. They did not dance back then, and it was literally all about being able to cheer and keep the crowd in a good mood. They used to flip a little! The men helped the girls to flip, and that was the extent of their routine back then. He went on to be in the US Army and then served as a layer in Louisiana. Despite his achievements though the veteran still supports the Green Wave!
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