Mowins first woman to call NFL game since ’87

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

BRIS­TOL, CONN. — ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the sec­ond part of a sea­son-open­ing “Monday Night Foot­ball” dou­ble­header in Septem­ber, mak­ing her the first woman do play-by­play du­ties on an NFL game in 30 years.

The net­work says Mowins will team with for­mer NFL Coach Rex Ryan when the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers visit the Den­ver Bron­cos on Sept. 11.

Mowins joined ESPN in 1994 and has called col­lege foot­ball for the net­work since 2005. She has also done play-by­play for lo­cally broad­cast pre­sea­son Oak­land Raiders games.

ESPN Se­nior Vice-Pres­i­dent Stephanie Dru­ley says Mowins “de­serves this op­por­tu­nity.”

Ryan came to ESPN af­ter be­ing fired by the Buf­falo Bills last year. He also coached the New York Jets.

The last woman to call an NFL game was NBC’s Gayle Sierens in 1987.

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