About the Author
Julie Kicklighter, known as Kick by her friends and colleagues, grew up in the South with two older brothers in a family of athletes and sports enthusiasts. She followed the family tradition in her own way by becoming a cheerleader at Georgia Southern University where she was the cheerleader captain for the six time NCAA 1-AA football national champions. She went on to become a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader (MDC) and was awarded 2005 Rookie of the Year by the organization for a stand out season that included performing stand-up comedy at NFL Draft Day, Miami Dolphins Fan Fest, and for the U.S. Military while on tour overseas with the Armed Forces Entertainment Group.
Julie has appeared in front of the camera on Fox Sports Net, Spike TV, and the NFL Network and has been the subject of features by Channel 10’s Sports Jam Live, Channel 7’s Sports Extra, and Fins TV on NBC 6. She has been heard on air on WQAM Sports Talk Radio Miami, ESPN Radio Orlando & Tampa, CBS Sports Talk Radio Tampa, and the Dolphins Fanatics Online Radio Show.
Julie is currently working as a sports model and competitor and can be seen on workout videos with fitness gurus Denise Austin, Jennifer Nicole Lee, and Brenda Dygraf. She is also a MDC Ambassador, assisting with the Miami Dolphins Youth Cheer Camps, game day fan relations, and the Miami Dolphins Special Teams (a community outreach program). Julie is also a member of Sweethearts for Soldiers, a select group of former NFL and NBA Cheerleaders who provide entertainment for the troops overseas and stateside.