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For women, tackling NFL is a long shot

Originally Published: May 11, 2011
By Jane McManus

Okiima Pickett, a running back on the D.C. Divas women's tackle football team, has always loved her sport. She just hasn't always been able to play. When she tried out for her high school team in Charlottesville, Va., the coach told her he didn't want to see her get hurt.

"I've been saying I'll be the first woman to try out for the Redskins, because they need a running back," Pickett said, and she's more than halfway serious.

Pickett has played organized football for ...

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