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The name may ring a bell, and it should…

Before making history today, Jen became the first woman non-kicker to play professional football, in 2014, when she debuted with the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution. Here’s her first official carry…

Fast forward to present time: Welter has been hired by the Arizona Cardinals to coach the team’s inside linebackers during training camp, per AZ Central.

She is thought to be the the first first female coach in NFL history, though, there is some speculation that Vince Lombardi had a female Defensive Coordinator at one point in the 1960’s….

Either way, this is is really cool and a huge moment in sports history. With the emergence of Becky Hammon — coaching the Spurs to an NBA Summer League title in Las Vegas and quickly rising within San Antonio’s organization (Popovich’s replacement when he retires?) — Welter’s hiring signifies that the era of women having significant power within male-dominated professional sports leagues isn’t just coming … it’s here.

Here is the video of her press conference today, as she got a little emotional when she was introduced to the media for the first time…