Virginia girl throws TD passes

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Cynthia Brown made history on this fake field goal attempt, becoming the first female to ever throw a touchdown pass in the state of Virginia.

The historic event occurred in Virginia, where Portsmouth’s Woodrow Wilson kicker Cynthia Brown completed an impressive pass on a fake field goal to receiver Kevin Whitfield, who took the pass to the house for a 52-yard score. The touchdown would be the only points scored by Wilson all game, a 14-6 loss to Deep Creek, but it is also among a very small number of scoring passes thrown by a female, even though Brown wasn’t a quarterback. Miranda McOsker famously came off the bench in Southern California to throw three touchdown passes in relief of an injured starter in a game for Bishop Montgomery in 2005, and there have been rare female quarterback appearances since, particularly those by Erin DiMeglio in Florida in 2012.

To be fair, the pass required a bit of nimble receiving on Whitfield’s part, but Brown did a good job of ensuring she got her pass off before she was reached by blitzing defenders, and Whitfield did the rest.

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Now Brown belongs alongside McOsker in the annals of great female football players, something she may not have anticipated entering the 2015 season.

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