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High School Girl Commits to Become First Female College Defensive Back

Courier Journal
Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 6, 2014

College football may see its first ever female defensive back.

Shelby Osborne from Jeffersonville High School in Indiana has committed to play defensive back at Campbellsville, an NAIA program.

She's obviously excited about the opportunity, according to the Indianapolis Star (subscription required), saying:

At first it was for me. It was something I wanted to do, and I went out and achieved it. But now I have girls coming to me asking for help. It doesn't just apply to football — just anything they don't see as a possibility because there are certain professions viewed as male professions that they could go into that they might not have thought about.

It will be interesting to see how Osborne handles playing at the next level, but she'll have plenty of people rooting for her as she prepares to play in college.

[FOX Sports]

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