Jennifer Welter Becomes The First Woman To Play Men’s Pro Football

Tue, February 18, 2014 5:57pm EST by 3 Comments
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So cool! Running back Jennifer Welter became the first woman to play men’s professional football in a historic game on Feb. 15. Way to go, Jennifer!

Women’s pro football veteran Jennifer Welter signed with the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution in January, and just crushed it in her first game on Feb. 15. Jennifer, 36, helped her team dominate its opponents, the North Texas Crush, in a 64-30 win!

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Jennifer, who is five-foot-two and weighs 130 pounds, proved that she can hold her own in her first big game with the men’s team — but she doesn’t think it’s anything to brag about.

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“If you’re a football player, you’re a football player,” she said, according to Fox Sports. “When you play the game well, it doesn’t matter if you’re male or female.”

What an amazing perspective! Jennifer is truly a great role model for young girls who want to break into the male-dominated sport.

Jennifer Welter To Opponent: ‘Is That All You Got?’

After swiping the ball from the North Texas Crush quarterback during the third quarter of the game, Jennifer lost the ball and got hit hard in the process. But she didn’t let that keep her down.

When Jennifer came face to face with six-foot-four, 245-pound Crunch defensive lineman Cedric Hearvey, she asked him, ‘Is that all you got?” “I didn’t want them to think I was intimidated,” she said.

Thankfully Jennifer’s teammates have her back, too. “These guys have been what I would have hoped for in a perfect world,” she said. “They’re the best guys I’ve ever been around.”

HollywoodLifers, do you think Jennifer is awesome for being the first woman to play men’s pro football? Let us know!

– Tierney McAfee

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Posted at 3:45 PM on February 21, 2014  

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not a sexist

Posted at 12:33 AM on February 19, 2014  

Perhaps the 2006 movie She’s The Man glorifies and promotes women into professional sports which is being dominated by men.

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Posted at 8:20 PM on February 18, 2014  

With all the lame rule changes in the NFL I think women are already now playing in every NFL game. The NFL has ruined the game of football.

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