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Photo courtesy of Becca Longo's Twitter (@BeccaLongo)

Meet the first female kicker who received an NCAA football scholarship


Men have long dominated the sport of football, but that may soon become outdated thinking thanks to an Arizona woman who likely became the first female to sign a college football letter of intent for a program in NCAA Division I or II, the Arizona Republic reported. 

Becca Longo, a 5-foot-11, 140-pound kicker, signed her national letter with Division II Adams State in Alamosa, Colo. 

"I contacted them during the season, and after the season I got contacted back by them," she said. "The offensive coordinator (Josh Blankenship), he told me he wanted me to come out for a visit."

She continued, "I went on my visit and I absolutely fell in love."

Former Cardinals quarterback Timm Rosenbach is the head coach at Adams State and has "never heard" of a female awarded a NCAA football scholarship out of high school.

"It was like recruiting any other athlete," he continued. "In Division II, we can see their workouts. To me, there is no doubt she can be competitive. She has a strong leg and she can be very accurate."

The trailblazing female athlete also plans on playing college basketball for Adams State.

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