Baltimore Ravens': Molly Shattuck

UPDATED 11/21/2005 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/21/2005 at 01:00 AM EST

AGE: 38
HOME: Baltimore
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Her husband, Mayo, 51, CEO of Constellation Energy, calls her Wonder Woman. "After three hours, she's still bouncing and kicking," he says. Says fellow cheerleader Alyssa Helfenbein: "I'm only 18 and I can't keep up with Molly sometimes. She's inspirational."

Though Molly has been a fixture for years at Ravens games along with her husband and their three children-they watch from a corporate box-she and team officials insist the March tryouts, which were judged by out-of-town judges, were totally blind. Really.

A onetime cheerleader at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the 5'4", 108-lb. Molly-who insists the only surgery she has had was for a hernia-follows a rigorous six- day-a-week training regimen. This includes running, two 3-hour practices weekly with the squad and 220 push-ups every other day-often after she bathes her kids and puts them to bed.

When she was still working as a marketing assistant, walking out of an office backwards while talking to a colleague-and, almost literally, sweeping stranger Mayo off his feet. "I met him by running into him," she says. "I almost knocked the guy over."

"Being a cheerleader is an extension of motherhood," says Molly. "Some cheerleaders refer to me as Mama Molly, not because I'm a big old mom but because there is a nurturing side of me. I think there's always room to love more."

Kilimanjaro, for instance, the "next big thing" on her long-term to-do list. Along with seeing the pyramids and going to law school. "Life is gone before you know it," Molly says. "Why not make the most of the time you've got?"

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