Erin DiMeglio is one of the most well known third string high school quarterbacks in the entire country.
She's the only female football player on an otherwise all male team.
The 17-year-old is a senior at South Plantation High School in Plantation, Fla. Her father taught her how to throw a football when she was four years old, and by the time she was a freshman in high school she was already the starting quarterback of the girls' flag football team.
Here's what her coach said:
"She'll get upset because the girls can't catch her ball because she throws too hard. For the most part, she'll drill them in the hands and it'll fall off. She can pretty much wing a girls' football wherever she wants to put it."
Last summer the coach of the male football team invited her to practice with the team. She quickly adjusted to the larger football, and asked to come to another day of practice.
Here's what the coach said:
'Sure, but you're not playing. She wore me down and she wore her parents down. Everybody says, ‘What happens when she gets hit?' This isn’t a knock on Erin, but she’s bigger than 10 kids on my team. I have a wide receiver that weighs 25 pounds less than her. And the pads she wears are the same as the pads he wears.”
Although she isn't due to throw a pass this season - it still is possible that she will see time on the field at some point.
Here's what Erin said:
"My friends all think I'm crazy. But they also think it's pretty cool."
You're darn tootin' it's cool!!
You throw, girl!
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