Dylon Hoffpauir tried out for the New Orleans Pelicans dance squad last year.

The former LSU cheerleader didn't make the cut. Dylon was undaunted.

He doubled down on his efforts to make a dance squad for a pro sports team.

Dylon took hip hop dance classes. He told The Advocate,"I mentally promised myself I would do something every single day to make a team this year," he said. "I made the year a rebuilding one for myself to where they wouldn't be able to tell me no this year."

The certified fitness instructor, and Erath native is now a member of the Saintsations.