Jennifer Welter Becomes First Female Non-Kicker To Play Men’s Pro Football (Video)


Feb 17, 2014

Jennifer Welter made history Saturday night by becoming the first female non-kicker to take a snap in a men’s professional football league.

Welter lined up at running back for the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution and carried the ball for a 1-yard loss inside the red zone. Welter was stopped by Cedric Hearvey, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive lineman.

Welter took two more carries near the goal line and couldn’t get in for the touchdown. She’s listed at 5-foot-2, 130 pounds.

The 36-year-old Welter played linebacker for the Women’s Football Alliance’s Dallas Diamonds before signing with the IFL. She’s not the first woman to lace it up in a men’s league, but she is the first to play a contact position.

Check out Welter’s first carry in the video below.

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