Football history was made this week, when a 22-year-old woman became the first female football player to sign a non-kicker scholarship offer.
Toni Harris, a defensive back who aspires to play in the NFL one day, signed the Letter of Intent (LOI) from Missouri’s Central Methodist University on Tuesday.
— Toni Harris ✨ (@_Antoinetteeeee) February 26, 2019
“For them to believe in me and give me the chance, it’s an honor,” Harris told the Huffington Post.
The 5’7 164-pound safety is no stranger to competing against the odds. Harris has also overcome ovarian cancer.
Harris, a Los Angeles native, played for East Los Angeles Community College for two years and received six other scholarship offers, according to the Hill.
Harris also appeared in a Super Bowl ad that aired during SB LIII.
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