Central Methodist University signed its first ever female football player on Tuesday. Antoinette “Toni” Harris held a ceremony at East Los Angeles College to announce her historic decision.
According to a release from CMU, The 5-foot-7 free safety will be the first female skill position player to play college football on scholarship.
“I picked Central Methodist because of the resilience within the school itself and how Coach Calloway had been communicating with me before the Super Bowl stuff ever popped up,” Harris said in a release.
Harris gained national attention earlier this month after starring in a Super Bowl commercial. She spent the last two seasons playing at East Los Angeles College. She chose CMU over five other schools.