Female Football Player Toni Harris Makes History By Signing Letter of Intent to Play College Football by Donna John
Central Methodist University (CMU) in Missouri and a woman named Toni Harris made history this week. Harris signed a letter of intent and accepted a scholarship to CMU, which makes her the first female football player that's not a kicker to sign a letter of intent for a college to play football.
For the last two seasons, Harris has played football at East Los Angeles College as a safety. According to an ESPN article, Harris began playing football at the age of 6 in Detroit, and played cornerback and wide receiver at Redford Union High School in Michigan.
— CMU Football (@CMUEaglesFB) February 27, 2019
"A lot of coaches didn't believe in me," Harris told ESPN. "A coach told me, 'Nobody's ever going to play you to be at the next level.' In the end, you've got to push yourself. I'm going to focus on my goals."
"The NFL is the dream," Harris told ESPN. "I'm going to be working toward that until the death of me. Whether I go drafted or undrafted, I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep my faith and God is going to take me there."
Toni Harris (@_Antoinetteeeee) just became the first female skill position player to receive a college football scholarship.
And she has dreams of playing in the NFL for the @Seahawks 🙌 pic.twitter.com/8gH2g1ytRR
— NFL (@NFL) February 27, 2019
Photo: Toni Harris Twitter
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