On Tuesday, Toni Harris became the first female football player at a skill position to sign a letter of intent, accepting a scholarship to Central Methodist University in Missouri, but she has bigger dreams.
Not only does the defensive back want to become the first female to play in the NFL,but she wants to do it for the Seattle Seahawks.
“The NFL is the dream,” Harris said in an espnW Q&A. “I’m going to be working toward that until the death of me. Whether I go drafted or undrafted, I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep my faith and God is going to take me there.”
Harris played two seasons at East Los Angeles College before agreeing to transfer to CMU.
The 5-foot-7, 164-pound safety began playing football at age 6 in Detroit, and she eventually played wide receiver and cornerback at Redford Union High School in Michigan.