Facts about Jen Welter

Jen Welter is 42 years old
Best known as: The first woman coach in the NFL


Jen Welter Biography

Jen Welter made headlines in the summer of 2015, when she became the first woman to be hired by the National Football League as a coach. Her appointment as an intern coach to off-season linebackers marked the first time the NFL had installed a woman in any significant coaching role. She got there by way of her love of football: a rugby player in college and a professional player in the Women’s Football Alliance, Welter famously played one game in 2014 for the professional men’s team the Texas Revolution. She then she joined their coaching staff in February of 2015. Along her path as a professional football player, she’d earned a doctorate in psychology. The Arizona Cardinals of the NFL hired her in July of 2015.

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Jen Welter is 5′ 2″ tall and 130 lbs.