Posted: 1:14 pm Monday, September 27th, 2010

Female cornerback makes history in Miami Northwestern’s win over Hialeah 

By Matt Porter

When she entered the game with less than a minute remaining in Friday’s 38-12 win over Hialeah, Miami-Northwestern’s Jaline DeJesus became the first female to play for Northwestern, the No. 1 Class 6A team in the state of Florida.

DeJesus

DeJesus

The Miami Herald’s Larry Blustein reported DeJesus, a sophomore cornerback, became the first female in Northwestern High history for dress for a varsity football game.

DeJesus got the call due to extenuating circumstances. More than 25 Northwestern varsity players were suspended because of an altercation the previous week, and it was a bye week for the junior varsity.

“I told our players before the game, they had the chance to be part of history,” Northwestern coach Billy Rolle told the Herald. “She works hard and deserved the opportunity to dress just like the other athletes we brought up for the game.”