Tue, February 18, 2014
Woman plays professional football...gets leveled at goal line.
Football history was quietly made over the weekend in Texas during an Indoor Football League game between the Texas Revolution and the North Texas Crunch.
36-year-old Jennifer Welter became the first woman to play a non-kicking position in a pro football league.
At running back, she got her first carry midway through the third quarter when she took a handoff from two yards out of the end zone. Unfortunately for the 5-foot-2, 130-pound Welter, she was met by a 6-4, 245-pound defensive lineman for a one-yard loss.
Apparently, she got right up and told the lineman, “Is that all you got?"
Welter got two more carries in goal line situations, but wasn't able to score either time.
She said he didn’t want to show that women can play with men. Instead, she wanted to show that women are just as passionate about football and deserve a chance to show their talents.
Watch her get leveled at the goal line: