Beth Mowins to be 1st woman to call NFL game in 30 years 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
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ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the second part of a season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader in September, making her the first woman to do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years.
 
The network says Mowins will team with former NFL Coach Rex Ryan when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos on Sept. 11.
 
Mowins joined ESPN in 1994 and has called college football for the network since 2005. She has also done play-by-play for locally broadcast preseason Oakland Raiders games.
 
ESPN Senior Vice President Stephanie Druley says Mowins "deserves this opportunity."
 
Ryan came to ESPN after being fired by the Buffalo Bills last year. He also coached the New York Jets.
 
The last woman to call an NFL game was NBC's Gayle Sierens in 1987.

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  • monicas-ste
    5/23/2017 - 09:44 a.m.

    Good for her that she got this far. I'm sure she struggled to get here. I'm she'll do just as good as a guy would have.

  • zakrym-ste
    5/23/2017 - 11:44 a.m.

    This is good. Its cool to see a women try it out.

  • MaidiM-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:57 p.m.

    I think there's two main factors, the physical and the mental grind of what would be involved in a woman trying to break into a sphere dominated by men.

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