DENVER (CBS4) – History was made Monday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Beth Mowins became the first woman to call a nationally-televised NFL game when the Broncos took the field against the Los Angeles Chargers.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
Mowins began calling college games for ESPN in 2005, becoming only the second woman to call a nationally-televised college football game for the network.
Ahead of the game, Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe tweeted out his excitement.READ MORE: Akram Bada’an Identified As Victim In 1988 Cold Case Homicide In Sheridan
Mowins is only the second woman, and the first in 37 years, to do play-by-play of an NFL regular-season game.
Following her debut, Mowins will continue calling games for NFL on CBS throughout the season, beginning with the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 24.
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“I’m really excited to welcome Beth Mowins to the CBS Sports family,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said at the NFL on CBS Media Day. “I think it says a lot about what CBS is all about. Beth was hired not because she’s a woman. Beth was hired because she’s a terrific play-by-play personality and is really going to be a great addition to our team.”