Female kicker Becca Longo makes college football history

Female kicker Becca Longo makes college football history

Longo, who converted 35 of 38 (92 percent!) extra-point attempts during the 2016 spring season, is not the first woman to play college football - it's a short list - but she the first to win an NCAA scholarship for the sport.

Longo, a kicker, knocked through 35 of 38 extra-point attempts for her high school in Arizona past year alone.

"The offensive coordinator actually came down from Alamosa and talked to me in person [about] how interested he was in having me go to his school", Longo said.

"I went on my visit and I absolutely fell in love", she added.

Adams State is coached by former Washington State quarterback Timm Rosenbach, who said he sees Longo "as a football player who earned it" and doesn't think about the history he's part of. Adams State is an NCAA Division II school that plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. "I'm ready to compete", she said. She has a strong leg, and she can be very accurate, ' Rosenbach told the Arizona Republic. Longo actually contacted them first during the season to hopefully peak their intrest in recruiting her.

Longo kicked for her junior varsity team as a sophomore but had to sit out her junior season after transferring to Basha.

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Becca Longo was just playing football.

- Ashley Martin: The first woman to score at the Division I level, Martin kicked three extra points for FCS Jacksonville State against Cumberland on August 30, 2001.

- April Goss: Became the second woman to score in an FBS game with an extra point for Kent State against Delaware State in 2015.

"The doctors told me that I couldn't play sports ever again and I just kind of like used that as motivation to prove them wrong", she said.

She wanted a scholarship and took the initiative to get a look from a college team by sending video highlights to schools, following Rosenbach on Twitter and reaching out to Adams' staff directly to get scouted.

"I haven't really thought that far ahead yet".

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