Toni Harris has won awards, beaten cancer and now some are saying she has a chance to be the first female to play in the NFL. Toni announced on her Twitter this week that she's received a scholarship to play in the NCAA as a defensive skill position player.

Toni will open doors for so many other women who want to play football but haven't because they've been told it's a boys sport. As a parent of a little girl, this makes me very happy because I don't ever want my daughter to think there's something she can't do because she's a girl... At the same time as an ex-player, I know first hand the dangers and would never encourage my child to play.

Toni Harris will be playing for Eagles of Central Methodist University in Missouri where she will play Defensive Back.

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