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. It will be in September. 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 when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos. That is on Sept. 11.
 
Mowins joined ESPN in 1994. She has called college football for the network since 2005. She has also done play-by-play for preseason Oakland Raiders games. Those games were broadcast locally.
 
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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COMMENTS (35)
  • joeyh-
    5/23/2017 - 08:37 a.m.

    Women tend not to like football as much as men. Also, many broadcasters were former players or coaches. Football is a tough game and no women ever played on an NFL team.

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:44 a.m.

      I want to!

  • hayleel-ste
    5/23/2017 - 09:58 a.m.

    Women can do anything a guy can do if they want to. I know of two girls who played football and absolutely loved it like that was their entire life. It may be odd at fist but don't down grade a women just because she is a women. us women are just as powerful as men.

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:44 a.m.

      YA!

  • alonad-bur
    5/23/2017 - 01:55 p.m.

    People don't think women have what it takes to be involved in the NFL.

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:44 a.m.

      Yes, yes we do. We can do anything!

  • VanessaT-tar
    5/23/2017 - 03:22 p.m.

    Because most people think that men are the only the smart one's

  • aidenj57-
    5/24/2017 - 08:33 a.m.

    they dont usually do sports like football, and dont really announce things

  • sterlingt-
    5/24/2017 - 08:35 a.m.

    how come a women never did a play by play call in the nfl in 30 years

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:46 a.m.

      No idea, 2017- 30 = 1987. Maybe that has something to do with it?

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