Haley Van Voorhis is the first non-kicker to play in an NCAA football game. On Saturday against Juniata, safety Haley Van Voorhis of Division III Shenandoah University made history by becoming the first woman other than a kicker to play in an NCAA football game. She entered the game with Shenandoah leading by 26 points early in the game and had a quarterback hurry on third down. From her amazing performance, she became headlines in sports corner. Also we have seen fans discussing her gender on social media. Is she trans or not?
Who is Haley Van Voorhis?
Haley Van Voorhis is a professional football player. She is only 19 years old as she was born in 2004 in Plains, Virginia. What makes her special is that she is the first woman as non-kicker who will play in NCAA football game.
Her parents are Chandler Van Voorhis (father) and Heidi Van Voorhis (mother).
Haley Van Voorhis Height and Weight
Junior Van Voorhis, 5-foot-6 and 145 pounds, played on the junior varsity for the previous two seasons. The native of Plains, Virginia, attended Christchurch High School and received an honorable mention for all-state performance in 2019. Due to COVID-19, her senior year was postponed.
Additionally, Van Voorhis competes in sprints for the Shenandoah track team. Defensive back Shelby Osborne made history in 2014 when she signed up for Campbellsville University’s NAIA program as a non-kicker. In 2018, she participated in one game.
Is Haley Van Voorhis transgender?
Lots of rumors are circulating about her that she is a trans but it is not true. Haley Van Voorhis is not transgender.
Haley has 12K followers on Instagram profile.
Van Voorhis is a “very determined” young person, Shenandoah coach Scott Yoder stated ESPN in 2021. When you strip everything away, it’s really about a young person who wants a chance, works for it, and has earned that opportunity, he added.
Haley Van Voorhis professional career
In university football, several women have occupied kicker positions. As the place-kicker for New Mexico in an NCAA Division I-A football game in 2003, Katie Hnida became the first woman to score. Sarah Fuller, a kicker for Vanderbilt, became the first woman to score in a Power 5 football game seventeen years later.
Van Voorhis stated she’s used to people noticing that she’s the only girl practicing football, whether it was throughout Pop Warner or at high school, in an interview with ESPN in 2021. People who read the story and believe that “This girl is going to get hurt” exist, she said.