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How one high school girl is making football history

Krysten Muir is putting points on the board and her team has her back. The kicker for her high school’s football team trains with a former NFL kicker, and she’s ready to take her skills to the next level.


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By Keira Nothaft, The Arizona Republic

The kicker at Marcos de Nizo High School in Tempe, Ariz., is a standout star on the varsity team, kicking for 67 points last season – with a 92 percent accuracy rate.

She also happens to be a girl.

Success didn’t come easy for Krysten Muir, 17, and neither did respect. In addition to the normal pressures of training hard and keeping her head in the game, Muir endures the extra scrutiny that comes with being different.

“A lot of people at school are like, ‘You’re the kicker?’ … ‘She’s only out here because her dad’s out here,’” Muir said of the criticism she faced from her fellow classmates.

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  1. This sounds like a book I read Catching Jordan

  2. I’d be impressed if there was a female wide receiver or tight end but nope there there kickers

  3. I respect kickers because I can't do that crap

  4. I was expecting to see a wide receiver or a quarterback but it’s a kicker lmao big deal throw her in a real position she’d quit the next day

  5. I'm the only girl on the football team at my school and everyone gets sooo shocked when they notice I'm tackling 😂

  6. I have a friend like her, she doesn’t care about what the other girls think or say. She usually hangs out with boys because that’s where she the most comfortable.

  7. Not hating but kicking is 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 just the traing is hard

  8. 2:21 We are a bunch of sweaty smelly dudes, ain’t no way you touchin the one flower we got

  9. I love how her team has her back and are willing to protect her so she can kick the ball 🙌🏻

  10. big ups to this girl & all those girls breaking the norm….. we have one of the best women’s rugby team in the world…. females can do it just as great as males…. u have my vote hun xx aroha mai from new zealand

  11. Just cuz she’s a girl doesn’t mean she should get publicity cuz that means if I join the fuckin Girl Scouts i should get famous

  12. My old teacher was a girl kicker in high school but I think she decided to focus on soccer while in college

  13. I’m a girl I’m 13 and I play on the 8th grade team and I play tight end and outside linebacker

  14. Kicker is really not even a real position

  15. Sons varsity team had a girl kicker as well here in Texas

  16. I wanna know her workout playlist.

  17. I had a kid in my class who was a girl and she played football in middle school/ high school

  18. Dude shes really beautiful and athletic 😩😩😩

  19. good on you girl go hard do………your are making history….

  20. I am happy for her that she gets to play but I dislike how it gives her hope that she could take her career further and play in college and so on

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