This 14-Year-Old Girl Just Made Football History
Adrienne Smith , Editor | Jul 7, 2015
Title: Editor
Topic category: MVP & Rookies

A Missouri teen just made history as her school's first-ever female quarterback, meaning that the guys who face Liberty North High School's freshman team in Liberty, MO this year are about to get schooled by a girl.

Brooke Liebsch, 14, grew up playing soccer, but never loved the sport.

"Then, one day, I caught a football and I'm like, 'I want to play football. Let's go,'" she told Fox 4 KC.

She joined her local Pop Warner team six years ago. This summer, she was named quarterback for Liberty North High School's freshman team in Liberty, Mo.

"Girls can do anything a guy can do. Girls can be just as strong as a guy. There's a lot of them that play football," she said.

She even wears a sticker on the back of her helmet that reads, "You have just been hit by a Girl." (Can you say #girlpower?)

Her coach, Brian Rockers, said she's a pleasure to coach: "Girls listen a lot better than guys do for some reason. That's just the way it is. She allows us to coach and she lets us coach her and she listens."

Not only is Liebsch a trailblazer, but she's also a versatile player — she likes to play wide receiver and defensive back, too.

Remember Liebsch's name. You may see it on the back of an NFL jersey one day!

Hannah Orenstein |Jul 4, 2015
Tags: female tackle football players, high school girl football players, women's tackle football, girls who play football, Gridiron Queendom
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