Becca Longo Could Be The First Female NFL Player

While she is a pioneer and history maker, Longo is not necessarily a trailblazer. Several other women have played football at the college level and, like her, most have served as placekickers, a position that is often protected from contact. April Goss was a placekicker at Kent State University, Ashley Baker kicked for Framingham State University, and Morgan Salzwedel kicked at California Lutheran University. The first female to score a field goal in an NCAA game was Tonya Butler when she played for the University of West Alabama and Katie Hnida, Longo’s idol, was the first female to score in a Division I bowl game.

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