Welter breaks NFL gender ground

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LOS ANGELES: Jen Welter, a former collegiate rugby player who played 14 seasons of professional gridiron, will make history as the first woman coach in the NFL when she takes up an intern position with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals announced the hiring on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), saying they added Welter to their staff as a coaching intern during training camp and pre-season. She is thought to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

AFP

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