Nov 9, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Footballs sit next to the goalpost during the game between the Brigham Young Cougars and Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana native Shelbylynn Osborne becomes first female non-kicker college football signee

Groundbreaking events happen all the time in sports, and this time one has occurred in the world of college football as we have our first female signee that plans to play a position other than kicker.

Shelbylynne Osborne of Lafayette, Indiana made history this past week when she signed her letter of intent to play for NAIA school Campbellsville.

While at Jeffersonville High School, Osborne played a number of sports, but football is her passion and that’s what she wanted to play in college. She wrote a number of coaches throughout the nation.

“I’d wake up for 4 a.m. runs and stay at school until 8 p.m. working with the coaches,” Osborne told The Courier-Journal of Louisville. “I worked throughout the whole year, fell in love with the game and didn’t want to give it up. When the season ended, I was desperate to find anyone who would take me and continue on the thing that captured my heart.”

Osborne attended a football camp at Campbellsville, and that’s where the relationship began. Now, she’s set to make history if she can see the field in any capacity.

“It was something I wanted to do, and I went out and achieved it,” she said, per The Courier-Journal. “But now I have girls coming to me asking for help. It doesn’t just apply to football — just anything they don’t see as a possibility because there are certain professions viewed as male professions that they could go into that they might not have thought about.”

 

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