WATCH: Male Cheerleader Jesse Hernandez made his Superdome debut

Jesse’s mother, Tracey Hernandez, who drove in from Cajun country to watch her son:

"The teasing and taunts he braved when he became the first boy to perform on the dance team at North Vermilion High School in his hometown of Maurice still stung Tracey. ... While she admitted being annoyed at online commenters who in recent weeks had insulted her son’s masculinity for becoming a Saintsation, she brushed them aside as kickoff time approached."