Harris, a 22-year old sophomore free safety at East Los Angeles College, will be on our TV screens this Sunday in a commercial for Toyota. She is, among other things, the first female football player to be awarded a full scholarship as a non-specialist position on defense.
It’s one thing to gear up and go to college, but it’s another thing to make history while doing it. That’s the potential reality for Antoinette “Toni” Harris, an NFL hopeful currently playing safety at East Los Angeles College. The Detroit native was recently offered a scholarship to Bethany College’s NAIA program in Kansas.
She’ll reportedly be the second woman to receive a football scholarship. According to SBNation, kicker Becca Longo signed with a DII school last spring and may have possibly been the United States’ first woman to ever earn a scholarship from a program.