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FC: The Girl That Wanted to Be a Football Player | By Skyler Yee and Anna Welch
1: Once upon a time in the year 1847, there was a girl named Anna Welch. Her father Skyler Welch was a retired NFL quarterback. He taught her the quarterback mentality and how to throw a football. Which was very uncommon. Boys were taught to play football, not girls.
2: One day, Tony Dungy, a well known Football coach, posted tryout flyers all across the country. The flyer stated “They needed players and everyone should come tryout,” then posted tryouts times, dates, and location, Skyler was too old to play, but loved football too much to not go. Anna wanted to prove herself, and her baby brother was more interested in soccer, and was not interested in trying out.
3: Girls were not aloud to play. If only she were a boy, Anna thought to herself. It would be so simple. An idea grew in Anna’s thoughts. Could she do it? She had to. Anna knew her father and brother weren’t in the right condition to play, so she acted in their place.
4: That next morning, she bought her football cleats The next morning, Anna stole her brother’s Pads and father’s jersey’s and left unnoticed from her home. Disguised as her brother, she went to the tryout as a quarterback. When she got there, she looked around and saw all of the monstrous men standing around her.
5: Anna made the team and played for almost ten years. In all that time, no one knew that Anna was a woman. When her career ended, Anna was called before the Heisman committee to receive an award for being the best. Then, Tony Dungy offered Anna a job that would make her rich. But Anna wanted to return to her family. She asked for a Yellow Jeep instead, which was granted immediately.
6: Her family was happy to see her. Her brother had grown into a fine Soccer player. Anna gave him her football clothes. She dressed herself in woman’s clothes. She wrapped her hair in the style of the day, and put on her makeup. When she joined her family to watch the sun set, Anna had transformed from an ugly football player into a beautiful young woman.
7: Not long after, friends who had played with Anna came to visit. Their eyes grew large when they saw the beautiful woman before them.
8: What Anna didn't know, is that the presidents son was interested in her. He introduced himself at her 35th birthday and proposed to her 5 months later. They got Married and lived happily ever after.
9: Her story spread across America, to inspire girls to play everywhere. If you love it and have courage enough, you can accomplish anything, no matter how impossible it might seem.