Reporting by Kristen Berset
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Tiffany Person is a junior wide receiver on T.C. Williams' varsity football squad, she's been in the program for four years. That's right she.
"I remember going into coach's office trying to turn in my paperwork and he just laughed. He thought I was joking," remembered Tiffany.
Although the training was difficult and she had to push herself on the track and in the weight room, just to keep up with her teammates, Tiffany stuck with football.
"I'm used to always playing rough with my older brothers, so ... playing rough out here, it's just another day," she said.
In early September, during the Titans' game against Wakefield, Tiffany became the first girl in school history to catch a pass during a game.
"It felt like that was the hardest hit of the night -- when they hit her. They took a little extra care in making sure that she felt it," said head coach Dennis Randolph.
But Tiffany, who grew up playing flag football, doesn't expect to be treated any differently than the boys on the field.
"It's just one of those things. I get hit and I just get back up. I continue on playing the game," said Tiffany. "Everybody else gets hit and they get back up, so why not me?"