As a junior in high school, Becca Longo fractured her spine. Doctors told her she would never play sports again.
Fast forward a year, and now she is the first woman in college football history to be offered a full NCAA football scholarship straight out of high school.
The senior from Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, has been a placekicker for her team, and according to Fox News, she nailed 30-of-33 point-after attempts in 2016. She also drilled a 30-yard field goal.
She signed her letter of intent with Adams State, a division II program, in southern Colorado. Not only will she take to the gridiron, but she’ll also play basketball for their women’s program.
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Longo told Good Morning America that she only started playing football her sophomore season. However, after transferring schools, she was forced to sit out her junior year. So, between her sophomore and senior years, she has only played two full seasons of football.
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And, here’s Longo connecting on a 48-yeard field goal while practicing.
What a leg. What an athlete.