NFL announcer Beth Mowins, center, and analyst Tim Brown are shown in the broadcast booth during an NFL preseason football game between the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Beth Mowins to be 1st woman to call NFL game in 30 years
May 19, 2017
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Beth Mowins will call the second part of a season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader. It will be in September. It will be on ESPN.
She will be the first woman do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years.
The network says Mowins will team with former NFL Coach Rex Ryan. It will be the Los Angeles Chargers playing the Denver Broncos. It is on Sept. 11.
Mowins joined ESPN in 1994. She has called college football for the network. She has done so since 2005. She has also done play-by-play for preseason Oakland Raiders games. These are broadcast locally.
Stephanie Druley is the ESPN Senior Vice President. She says Mowins "deserves this opportunity."
Ryan came to ESPN after being fired by the Buffalo Bills. That was last year. He also coached the New York Jets.
The last woman to call an NFL game was NBC's Gayle Sierens. That was in 1987.
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