Stephanie Marshall, FS, Austin Outlaws, Women's Football Alliance

WFA Spotlight: Stephanie Marshall, FS, Austin Outlaws



Name: Stephanie Marshall
Nickname: Stop Steph
Position: Free Safety
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Height: 5’4
Weight
: 135
Age
: 38
Birthday:
March 6
Birthplace: 
Dallas, TX
College:
University of Texas at Austin
Experience
: 7 seasons playing
High School
: Lawrence Academy (Homeschool)
Occupation
: Investigator for the State of Texas
Favorite Sports Team
: Dallas Cowboys
Hobbies
: Cross fit and football
Passions
: Cross fit and football or anything active and outside

Other Sports played: Basketball and Softball
How/why you got into football:
My best friend at the time saw a commercial for tryouts and told me we were going! I have always wanted to play since I was a kid so I was pretty excited about it.
Family:  Two sisters and my parents

TWO TRUTHS & A LIE:
— I played basketball in college.
— I served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
— I was homeschooled.

IN HER OWN WORDS:
Sports have always been a passion of mine. But, being homeschooled, we didn’t get a lot of opportunities to play them. However, a private school did let us play basketball with them but then we were kicked off because all of the homeschoolers were starting and the parents that paid for their child to attend the school were not happy. We were able to find another school and went on to win the championship!

When I found football I felt like I found that place again, but so much more. It is such an honor and privilege to get to take the field and play a game I have loved since I was a kid. I think we all may have similar stories of not being able to play as little girls and that is how it started for me. My mom still doesn’t like that I play but my dad thinks it’s pretty cool. My hope is that if a girl wants to play she gets to play. I can already see that is changing and what a great feeling to be a part of that change.