Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Buffalo Jill of The Week Rita

This week, we take a look at 2nd year vet Rita as our Buffalo Jill of The Week. Dancing on Omarlla's line on gamedays between Jami and Gina, Rita's career with the Jills wasn't your most typical. Her rookie season was in 2008 and, after taking 3 years off, she came back in 2012 in the best shape of her life. During those three years away, she worked extra hard on physical fitness, not only in herself but in others. Working as a personal trainer, fitness is a huge deal for her. Her longtime boyfriend is a devoted weightlifter and has even worked for the Bills in their strength and conditioning. But there's a lot more to Rita than her fitness or even what she reveals in her Jills bio. Besides her dedication and motivation, she's also incredibly zany and spontaneous. She wasn't even sure about whether or not she wanted to return for 2012 or not until a few days before the workshop. She thought about it for weeks beforehand and realized she missed it too much not to return for another season. She didn't make a big deal about it to her boyfriend or family before trying out just in case she didn't make it so I was actually her biggest supporter at tryouts. As far as the zany, if there's something weird and strange to try, odds are she'll give it a look if she hasn't already. Her little sister probably still has nightmares about all the pranks Rita used to torment her with when they were kids. You can read more about Rita at Rita's secondary photo is from the Bills' Home Opener against the Chiefs. Shown coming off the field at the end of the game are Jami, Rita, Gina, and Chaundra.
Jami, Rita, Gina, and Chaundra

Meet Rita in this short video shot at 1st cuts last April.

Three years away didn't hurt Rita's dancing as seen in this video from 1st cuts.

From the Bandettes comes a photo from the January game against the Philadelphia Wings. Prior to the game, LB's line greeted fans as they came up to the 100 level for the game. Shown posing for the camera are LB, MaKenzie, and Alicia.
LB, MaKenzie, and Alicia

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