Ind. female football player signs to play in college

Shelby Osborne to play at Campbellsville

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.

She also took her fair share of criticism.

She also tweeted with Katie Hnida, the first woman to score points in an NCAA Division I game.

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