Female Kicker Mobbed By Teammates After Taking First Step Toward College Football History

Valdosta State female kicker McCall Bennett
Valdosta State Athletics

Valdosta State kicker McCall Bennett is 86 points away from college football history. She — yes, she — joined a select group of female kickers to play the sport since the first game took place 153 years ago.

Bennett, a redshirt freshman from Milton, Georgia, joined the Blazers program in 2022.

Valdosta State female kicker McCall Bennett

On Saturday, during a dominant win over Point University, she got on the board for the first time.

Bennett entered the game in the fourth quarter and drilled a PAT right down the middle. It marked the first points of her collegiate career and the first points scored by a female in program history.

If that wasn’t cool enough, the reaction from Bennett’s teammates made it even more special.

Valdosta State kicker McCall Bennett has been Her!

Bennett, who played 39 games as a forward on the Cambridge High School soccer team, scored four goals on eight shots. Her father, Craig, is the head football coach at the school and took notice of his daughter’s leg.

He recruited her to the gridiron and one thing led to the next!

Bennett was consistent throughout her high school career and hit 44 of 46 extra point attempts in 11 games in 2021. She was even named as the Georgia High School Association Class 6A Region 7 second-team kicker in both her junior and senior years.

From there, Bennett went on to join the Blazers and is 1-of-1 on the collegiate level. The haters can’t stop her.

Bennett plays a male-dominated sport and often plays into the hilarity on social media.

As college athletes continue to make more and more money in the NIL space, Bennett has a chance to build a very unique brand as a female playing football. Sarah Fuller is a household name because of her brief stint as the kicker at Vanderbilt. McCall Bennett — a.k.a Mac — could be the next!

And, with the NCAA career record for most points by a female kicker, Bennett is just 86 points away from history with four years of eligibility left. The chase begins!