Daughter Of Former Pats Lineman Makes History On High School Team


PROVIDENCE, R.I (WBZ NewsRadio) — The daughter of former Patriots Offensive Guard Joe Andruzzi is making history in her father's footsteps.

Teresa Andruzzi is a sophomore at La Salle Academy in Providence, and recently took the field as the first female ever to play football for the school. Teresa is a placekicker for La Salle's junior varsity team.

La Salle blanked Cranston High School West 30-0 in Teresa's first game on March 27.

Andruzzi kicked two extra points, and even made a tackle in her opening debut against Cranston West, according to Patriots.com.

Her father played for the Patriots between 2000 and 2004, and won three super bowls with the team.

Teresa had words of motivation for anyone who wants to play football, telling WBZ-TV that "...if you want to do it with your whole heart, go for it, don't let anyone else tell you you can't do the sport because it's not socially normal."

Joe Andruzzi called his daughter a "role model," and said she would "inspire younger girls."

Teresa hopes to make the varsity team next year.

WBZ's Art Cohen (@artcohenboston) reports:

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