Jennifer King Makes History as First Black Female Assistant in NFL Game

Jennifer King was hired by Washington in 2020 to help Randy Jordan run back trainingPress Release / Washington Football Team

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Published 01/27/2021 6:07 pm

Washington – Jennifer King is creating history in the NFL. Announced on Monday as a technical assistant for the Washington football team, she will be the first black woman to star in the United States and serve in the millionaire American Football League. King, a former 36-year-old Women’s Alliance of American Football (WFA) player, joined the team in 2020 to train Randy Jordan as the running back. Prior to that, he placed the Carolina Panthers under house arrest for two years.

“She came to Washington to have the opportunity to learn from our team and demonstrate all the necessary qualities. King is dedicated, a great communicator and a quality man, has shown great progress and has taken this opportunity with his hard work Has won. Heaven really is. The limit for him, “said Ron Rivera, coach of the Washington football team.

Champion of the Eastern NFL Conference, Washington was eliminated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team of star Tom Brady, the husband of ex-Brazilian model Giselle Bundchen, who would vie for the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7. in Florida.

Jennifer King’s performance performed very well in the United States. However, she will not be the first woman to serve on the NFL coaching staff. The nominee, Jennifer Welter, served as an in-house assistant to the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 and paved the way for professionals such as Lori Tidest, who is in her second season as a defensive assistant coach at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Maral Javadifar is a technical strength and conditioning assistant in the Florida franchise, while Christy Barlett, Tennessee Titans. Katie Sowers was the first woman to reach the Superbowl in 2020, then an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers.

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One of the most traditional franchises in the country, the Washington football team maintains its inclusive project in the NFL, after dropping the old name ‘Redskins’ considered racist by Native Americans, in succession to a polarized and controversial electoral dispute. after. House White. In the process, the franchise replicated the statue in honor of former owner of RFK Stadium, George Preston Marshall. The businessman committed acts of racism during the period of participation in the NFL and refused to give jobs to black players. Last year, former player Jason Wright was announced as the new chairman of the team, becoming the first black man to make it to the league.

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