Erin Dimeglio is a senior at South Plantation High School in Florida, and she’s receiving attention because she may be the first female high school quarterback in the state’s history. There are no official records on the matter, but according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, 523 females have played football in the state since 1973, but they don’t believe any of them played quarterback.
Dimeglio is 5’6″ and weighs 160 pounds, according to the Sun Sentinel. Her main sport is basketball, and she hopes playing football will help her grab attention from colleges for basketball purposes.
The video above is from South Plantation’s preseason game last week where Dimeglio, the team’s third-string quarterback, played an entire drive and completed two passes. The Sun Sentinel has much more information on Dimeglio. Below is a video of the young lady throwing passes in practice:
Dimeglio isn’t out there because of some fears over gender discrimination, but because she’s earned her spot. Her coach says she works hard, completes all the conditioning drills, and has generally done everything that’s been asked of her.
We’ve seen plenty of girls play football in high school or try in college, but many of them were kickers. Playing quarterback says a lot about Dimeglio’s ability and toughness. As long as she has the talent to compete on that level, we think it’s cool that she’s playing.
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