There’s nothing too unusual about that, except that the replacement quarterback was a girl.
Miranda McOsker, 15, is one of 253 girls out of 100,000 high school students in California who are playing football this year, according to the California Interscholastic Foundation. She joined the private Catholic school’s football program last spring.
“I didn’t try out for quarterback, I was just looking to play anything,” said the 5-foot-9, 140-pound sophomore. “One day I was throwing with the quarterback after practice and the coaches watched me. They told me to play quarterback the next day and ever since I’ve been playing quarterback.”