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)
  • willv-kut
    5/25/2017 - 07:51 a.m.

    Many woman aren't involved in the NFL, because there hasn't been many woman to even attempt it but I think that her standing up and doing it is eventually gonna lead to a lot more woman doing play by play duties.

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:49 a.m.

      Ya, maybe.

  • tylers-kut
    5/28/2017 - 06:27 p.m.

    I wonder how she was able to get to do a play-by-play duties?

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:47 a.m.

      How ever she did, it's amazing she will be the first lady to do so!

  • stephenj-kut
    5/29/2017 - 10:25 a.m.

    I think it is cool how a girl is doing the play by play for the NFL. It shows that if a guy does something a girl can do it to. That's why I like this article.

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:48 a.m.

      Same! Really inspiring!

  • willd-kut
    5/30/2017 - 07:48 a.m.

    this storie is inspiring and girls should call football games to i don't know why they have not before

    • vivienb-kut
      6/08/2017 - 10:49 a.m.

      Ya

  • wesleya-
    5/30/2017 - 08:35 a.m.

    Cause people think The NFL is too much for girls

  • mariusm-kut
    6/01/2017 - 07:43 a.m.

    I think that more women have not been involved in the NFL because the NFL has only male players so usually there are male commentators. It surprised me that the last woman to call an NFL game was in 1987.

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