Sport Beth Mowins becomes the first woman to call an NFL game in 30 years

05:50  12 september  2017
05:50  12 september  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Beth Mowins is touring training camps this month ahead of dry runs at a pair of exhibition games as she prepares to become the first woman in 30 years to call an NFL regular season game .

In 1987, Gayle Sierens became the first woman ever to call the NFL on TV — a regionally televised Chiefs-Seahawks game in the last week of the season. She never called another. In Syracuse, New York, the father of Beth Mowins noticed Sierens’ picture in the newspaper and clipped it out for his

Beth Mowins made history on Monday as she became the first woman in 30 years to call an NFL game.

Joined by Rex Ryan, the 50-year-old was in the booth handling play-by-play duties for the Chargers-Broncos matchup, in the second game of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" doubleheader.

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Mowins has 26 years of play-by-play experience at the college level.

She has also been calling preseason games for the Oakland Raiders since 2015.

Mowins will return to action when she calls the Browns and Colts game for CBS on Sept. 24.

Sergio Dipp's ESPN job appears safe after 'Monday Night Football' meltdown .
ESPN's fill-in sideline reporter apologized for his highly mocked 30 seconds on Monday's telecast, saying he was trying to show "respect" to the African-American head coaches on the sidelines.As a minority himself, the Mexico native said he was trying to show "respect" to the African-American head coaches on the sidelines, Vance Joseph of the Broncos and Anthony Lynn of the Chargers. The second game of ESPN's "MNF" doubleheaders marked the first time two African-American coaches made their respective head coaching debuts in the same game, according to the New York Post.

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