Friday Round-Up: Pete Carroll Congratulates Toni Harris, First Female Non-Kicker To Sign Letter Of Intent

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Friday, March 1 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Making A Name For Herself

History was made on Tuesday when Detroit native Toni Harris became the first female football player at a skill position (safety) to sign a letter of intent. Harris accepted a scholarship to play at Central Methodist University in Missouri after playing for the past two seasons in California at East Los Angeles College. Central Methodist University participates in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

In a tweet from the National Football League posted on Wednesday, Harris was said to have dreams of playing in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks. She not only wants to play in the NFL, but she wants to be the first female football player in the NFL. Being the great head coach that he is, Pete Carroll took to Twitter to send out a personalized message to the female football player as a congratulations was in order.

“(We’re) going to be watching her really carefully over the years and see how she develops and we’re looking for a lot of big plays. And I know she can make the interceptions, I’ve seen a couple highlights of that, so we’re excited about her getting in the game. And congratulations on being the first.” Harris responded via Twitter, absolutely shocked by Carroll’s video message.

Harris wound up at East Los Angeles College after she had a tough time finding a junior college that would allow her to play football. In an article published by ESPN.com, Harris said, “The NFL is the dream… I’m going to be working toward that until the death of me. Whether I go drafted or undrafted, I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep my faith and God is going to take me there.”

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, as he symbolically throws a football to the end of the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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