Jennifer King Makes NFL History As 1st Black Female Position Coach

Jennifer King: First Black woman to be a lead position coach in an NFL game
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(CNN)--Jennifer King stepped in as the running backs coach of the Washington Football Team on Tuesday, making her the first Black woman to be a lead position coach in an NFL game.

Having been promoted from coaching intern to the team's assistant running back coach in January, a Covid-19 outbreak saw King promoted to lead -- deputizing for Randy Jordan -- at Washington's rescheduled visit to the Philadelphia Eagles.

King received a glowing appraisal from Washington head coach Ron Rivera following her promotion, who said that the "sky is the limit" for the former seven-time All-American tackle football quarterback.

"She is a hard worker, a great communicator and a quality person," Rivera said in January.

"Coach King is always eager to learn and has shown tremendous growth since starting here last season ... the sky truly is the limit for her." Read more.

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