College football gets first ever female defensive back
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WEAR 3) -- When you think of a college defensive football player you probably don't think about an 18-year-old girl.
But Shelby Osborne is just that.
She has just secured a spot as college football's first ever female defensive back at Campbellsville University in Kentucky.
Unlike several women who have joined NCAA teams as kickers, Osborne is first to play what many consider the most physically demanding side of the field. She only played one year of varsity but earned the respect of her teammates for her ability to shut her side of the field down and prevent touchdown passes.
"I wasn't going to let anyone talk me out of it. I know who I am. I know what I'm capable of," says Osborne.
"She did all the physical stuff, she's taken some shots, but she always gets up," says Osbourne's high school football coach, Lonnie Oldham.
Osbourne reports for her first official college workout on August 8, and she says she's ready to bring girl power to the gridiron.