JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. - A high school football player from Indiana is poised to make history after signing her letter of intent to play on the collegiate level.
Shelby Osborne played cornerback for Jeffersonville High School in southern Indiana, near Louisville.
This week, she signed on to play college football at Campbellsville University, an NAIA school in Kentucky.
Females have played college football before, but it's very rare and most of them have been kickers.
At 5 feet 6 inches and 140 pounds, Osborne plays defense and earned a shot to play in college on a partial scholarship after working out at the school.
Osborne received a lot of praise on social media and was gracious in response.
Its not a huge deal! EVERYONE can follow dreams you just have to take the initiative and want it more then you even want your next breathe— Shelbylynn Osborne (@WontQuitTilIDie) June 4, 2014
She also took her fair share of criticism.
I don't get why people feel the need to insult me, Dont you know that just motivates me even more?— Shelbylynn Osborne (@WontQuitTilIDie) June 6, 2014
She also tweeted with Katie Hnida, the first woman to score points in an NCAA Division I game.