Girl power: tiny football player breaks boundaries


(KUSA) When one Colorado youth football team takes the field, you may notice just one of the players is different from all the rest.

The Parker Football Hawks are all about pushing the limits. The team is built on a strong roster of 10 and 11 year-old boys – and girl. That’s right – just one girl taking the field with all the boys.

“I’m showing that girls can too and not just boys cause they can. It’s a free country,” 11-year-old Jessica Bell says.

Jessica has all the attributes it takes to be a great football player – the grit, toughness, dedication, and so much more.

Her teammates were a little surprised when she hit the gridiron with them for the first time.

“I thought she was just a sister of one of the guys until I learned she was actually playing with us. It was really cool,” said one of them.

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