BY: John Mamola
Football history was made on Saturday as Jennifer Welter became the first woman to play running back in a men's professional football game. Welter, 36, made her debut with the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution this past week and needless to say the 5’2 130-point halfback was knocked around like a pinball all throughout the evening.
The Revolution cruised to a 64-30 win over the North Texas Crunch, but Welter wasn't able to find the end zone because she kept finding 250+ pound defensive linemen to bounce off of backwards. It wasn't pretty, but she wasn't fazed after getting hit hard by former Division 1 college athletes.
"I said 'Is that all you got?'" Welter told 6-4, 245-pound Crunch defensive lineman Cedric Hearvey according to FoxSports.com. "I didn't want them to think I was intimidated."