The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to a training camp/preseason coaching internship, making her the NFL’s first female coach. Welter, a former collegiate rugby and women’s pro football player, will coach Arizona’s inside linebackers. Welter played one game at running back for the Texas Revolution last season in the Indoor Football League, a men’s league, becoming the first female non-kicker to play in a professional men’s game. The Revolution later hired her as a linebackers coach. She also competed with the United States women’s national football team and won two gold medals at the world championships. Welter holds a master’s degree in sports psychology and a PhD in psychology. Here are some photos of the 5-2, 130-pound player with the Texas Revolution in 2014.
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