Rachel Eaves's Stereotypes

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Rachel Eaves, 14, is no ordinary girl. She was the only female player and defensive captain on her middle school team, playing as a linebacker and running back. It all started as joke, but soon turned into a reality, breaking the stereotype of football only being a boys’ sport. Rachel started playing football when she was ten. She joined a youth football league, when her stepfather asked her if she wanted to play football, as a joke. At first, when Rachel started playing, she was so nervous that her stomach hurt. But she got better and better, and eventually was able to join the football team in her school in seventh grade. For Rachel, being the only girl on the team was difficult. She was worried that her teammates wouldn’t accept her as
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