Jackson State University Football is making history yet again. However, instead of focusing on its coaching staff, one of its players is taking the spotlight.
Armenta solidified herself as a marker of HBCU sports history in the second quarter of the game, as she earned her historic stat by making the extra-point kick following tight-end D.J. Stevens’ touchdown. The 5’7” athlete has also averaged 25 yards in her kickoff stats.
This is the California native’s first year on the roster, and she is already proving a formidable kicker. Hailing from Ventura, Armenta is an All-Star athlete who also plays for the HBCU’s soccer team.
The freshman is showcasing her transferable skill in the sport as JSU makes strides to become a household name in college football after the departure of Coach Deion Sanders.
While Armenta is not the first female football player to appear in the NCAA, she is part of the expansion for women to play a significant role, especially in male-dominated sports at HBCUs.
The team is set to take on Texas Southern University next in a home game on Nov. 4.
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Source: Black Enterprise