JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The first girl to score a touchdown in the Arlington Youth Football Association received high praise from Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer after Action News Jax shared her story on Monday.
11-year-old Keilani Contreras scored her first touchdown Saturday, March 27.
Just a few days later, she scored again, after which Coach Meyer shared her story on Twitter congratulating her, and offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Jaguars.
Meyer said that if fans are allowed during the NFL’s summer training camp, he would like for her and her teammates to come along for a VIP experience as special guests.
Contreras said, “Girl power, I feel like that’s a lot, because girls, sometimes they’re scared to go out for stuff and sometimes boys might be like, ‘Oh, you can’t do this because you’re a girl. You can’t do that because you’re this,’ or something like that. Well, look at me, I’m a football player!”
Coach Meyer also encouraged Contreras in his tweet, stating “You’re right, you should always go for your dreams!”
Action News Jax will continue to follow Contreras’ story, and if she’s able to attend the Jags training camp this summer, we will be sure to share updates.