By Ken Reed
Adams State University, a Division II school in Colorado, is reportedly the first college to sign a female to a football scholarship. Females have played college football before but this is the first instance of a female doing so while on a football scholarship.
Becca Longo, from Arizona, made 35 of 38 of her extra point attempts during her senior season of high school football.
“To me it was more about her as a football player, and I did feel like she was going to put herself in a position to be able to compete to kick field goals and extra points for us, and in the end, that was the deciding factor,” said Adams State head coach Timm Rosenbach.
Now there’s a progressive-thinking football coach in the year 2017.
— Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of FansPrint
- League of Fans is a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to fight for the higher principles of justice, fair play, equal opportunity and civil rights in sports; and to encourage safety and civic responsibility in sports industry and culture.