If anybody needs any introduction to this week’s Jill of The Week, they must've just come out of a long-term coma and in that case I say, congratulations on your recovery! Omarlla is entering an incredible 11th season on the squad with fellow captain Eileen and neither one appears to be slowing down anytime soon. If anything, they both seem to be getting better with age…I know they each seem to be getting more beautiful every year. Omarlla herself has a large list of accomplishments including the Pro Bowl following the 2003 season as well as being selected to the NFL Cheerleader Playoffs in 2006 where she and Aimee swept the first round of contests. Her squadmates think of her as a strong leader but rather than an in-your-face type, she’s like the big sister to her linemates and in some ways, to the entire squad. These are just some of the reasons she won this past season’s Captain of The Year award for the Jills. She’s the one on the squad that most everyone goes to for advice or just to be a friendly ear, and that goes all the way from the newest rookie to fellow 11th year vet Eileen and even members of Jills management. Even as a leader, she still has her fun and silly side which she knows when to show and when to hide. You’d have to wonder what would keep a cheerleader coming back so many years when the team she loves hasn’t met expectations and the answer is very simple…the fans. When Thurman Thomas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007, he regarded other players trying to say their fans as the best as hogwash, pointing out how devoted Bills fans are to their team and if there is ever an NFL Cheerleader Hall of Fame, Omarlla would be a 1st ballot inductee and odds are, she’d echo Thurman’s sentiments in her acceptance speech. The fact the fans fill the stadium no matter the record and no matter the weather isn’t lost on Omarlla and it keeps her cheering harder than anyone would expect. She puts her all into every performance whether it be an event, a preseason game, or if we dare hope this year, a playoff game. But besides the fans, she enjoys the friendships she’s built with squadmates over the years and is looking forward to getting to know the rookies in 2010 over the next few months as well. You can read more about Omarlla in the webgroup’s files section where you can see a copy of her 2008 bio for the week.