Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 is going to be one amazing special edition of The Automotive News & Entertainment (ANE) Show. The gang is going to be joined by two very incredible guests, the legendary NFL Wide Receiver Tim Brown and a current Texas Revolution Indoor Football player who is grabbing a lot of headlines, Dr. Jen Welter.
Last Saturday, Jen Welter became the first woman non-kicker or placekick-holder to play in a men’s pro football game. She suited up at running back for the Texas Revolution in a game against the North Texas Crunch in the 8-on-8 Indoor Football League. Although Welter took her first carry for a loss, she got back up. “I said, is that all you got?” Welter said in a statement to the Dallas Morning News. “They (Crunch players) were getting all alive, and I had to say something. I didn’t want them to think I was intimidated.”
Currently Welter is getting goal line carries, but ultimately, Welter is looking to break down barriers and gender stereotypes more than breaking off long runs. “It’s not really about me. It’s about them and the future of the sport.”
Jen Welter has an impressive athletic resume, she represented Boston College in rugby all four years and was named the team MVP. She began her career with the Massachusetts Mutiny, an NFL rules, full contact, women’s football team. In her second season, she was named an All-American. After her second season she relocated to Dallas and played for the Dragons for one year before joining the Dallas Diamonds in 2004, where she played 10 years and was named All-American 7 additional times and the team won four World Championships (’04, ’05, ’06, & ’08) and played in the 2013 Championship.
Welter signed with the Revolution in January of 2014. She was a gold medal-winning member of Team USA at the International Federation of American Football’s Women’s World Championship in 2010 and 2013. She is arguably the greatest female football player in the world, but she is already on the path to becoming MUCH more than that. There is a great probability that future generations will look back in history and seeing this particular gender barrier coming down, and Jen Welter as the one demolishing it.
Throughout her football career she continuously pursued her education and in 2013 not only did she bring home her 2nd Gold Medal, but also her PhD in Psychology, officially becoming Dr. Jen Welter with the publication of her dissertation, The Wonderlic Classic Cognitive Ability Test as a measure of player selection and success for Quarterbacks in the National Football League. She holds her BS from Boston College in Marketing, her Masters in Sport Psychology and PhD in Psychology from Capella.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have not one, but two incredible special guests on this week’s show. Between one Legend and another in the making, there will certainly be a lot to talk about and make for an entertaining hour of radio.” Said James “Spin Doctor” Schaefer co-host of The ANE Show.
Tim Brown played college football for the University of Notre Dame from 1984-1987, earning the nickname “Touchdown Timmy.” In his first year, he set a freshman record with 28 receptions. As a junior, he set a record with 1,937 all-purpose yards, rushing for 254 yards and 2 touchdowns and catching 45 passes for 910 yards and 5 touchdowns in addition to a slew of kick-off and punt return yardage, becoming the first receiver to ever win the historic Heisman Trophy.
Selected by the Raiders with the 6th pick of the 1988 NFL Draft, where he went on to a storied NFL career. He is a 9 time Pro Bowler and named to the 1990s NFL All-Decade Team. He played for the Raiders almost his entire career from 1988-2003 and one season with the Tampa Buccaneers in 2004. He signed a one day contract in 2005 with the Raiders to retire with the team, and the second-highest total yards in NFL history, 14,934. He also caught 1,094 passes (3rd in NFL history) and 100 touchdown catches (Tied for 3rd in NFL history).
Currently he is the General Manager and Co-Owner of the Texas Revolution and hosts a weekly sports-talk show on WAOR. He is also currently starting a NASCAR racing team as part of their Drive for Diversity program.