A 22-year-old woman made history this week after signing a letter of intent to play football for Missouri’s Central Methodist University.

Toni Harris, who plays safety, is the first female player to receive a football scholarship for a nonkicker position.


Harris, whose goal is to be the first female football player in the NFL, signed the letter of intent for the Division 1 school on Tuesday.

“For them to believe in me and give me the chance, it’s an honor,” she said at the signing ceremony, according to HuffPost.

The 5-foot-7, 164-pound free safety has played for East Los Angeles Community College for two years, and received six other offers from universities, according to reports.

The Los Angeles native is also an ovarian cancer survivor who says she has been discriminated against and harassed for being a female player.

“My biggest pet peeve is people telling me that I can’t. So, I have to prove them wrong,” Harris told NBC News in an interview this week. “I don’t let anything stop me.”

Harris also recently starred in a Super Bowl ad for Toyota.