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Female H.S. football kicker goes after kick returner — who likely didn't figure his sideline sprint would end so abruptly


"She’s a great player.”

When Kelly Macnamara heard the kicker for Pennsylvania's North Penn High School had graduated, she figured her years of playing soccer might give her a leg up on the spot, so she tried out last season and won the job.

And not only is the junior the first female kicker in North Penn's history, the school paper noted she's the first female player ever on the powerhouse squad.

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Indeed North Penn (7-0) is having a great 2016 season — as is Macnamara, who's the fourth-ranked kicker in the state, according to Max Preps.

Check out how far through the uprights this field goal went last month:

During the Knights' 33-14 win over rival Central Bucks East on Saturday, Macnamara kept rolling. She nailed two field goals (33 and 42 yards) and three extra points.

Not to mention a kickoff returner.

What's going viral at the moment is video of Macnamara heading off the returner who was sprinting down the opposing sideline and knocking him to the turf with a nasty pop of her shoulder pad:


Senior captain Nick Vasger said, "Kelly’s hit really sparked us up and got us going; she’s a great player.”

Here's a video profile of Macnamara from last season:

This story has been updated.

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