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!
First Woman In Men’s Pro Football League: Jennifer Welter Plays As Running Back
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.
“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