Lansdale, Pa. (WTXF) - A local high school football player is playing history. Now the North Penn student is getting national attention.
FOX 29 met North Penn High School junior Kelly Macnamara as she was banging field goals after practice. She was kicking so hard she actually hit a couple school busses outside the field.
But these days Kelly isn't known for her kicking. She's now known for the hit heard about the world.
"It was my job at the time it was just one hit but it was a good one," she told FOX 29.
It all happened Friday night in a match up against Central Bucks East after Kelly's kickoff was returned for 30 yards, she was the last line of defense and lowered the boom against her opponent. The crowd went nuts so did her dad.
"As soon as she hit the kid our entire stands just erupted," said Kelly dad, Ray Macnamara.
The hit quickly went viral. It was viewed and retweeted more than a million times. She even got the attention of another North Penn kicker Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos Brandon McManus.
Kelly says being in the spotlight even doing TV interviews is cool but North Penn's first female kicker says she's just doing her job as a teammate.
Her coach says it's not about the ponytail under the helmet. it's about helping the team, who is so far undefeated at 7 and 0.
"It has nothing to do with is she a boy or a girl or publicity. We just have the best kicker. She's our best kicker," said head coach Dick Beck.
She says now that the novelty of being the only girl on the team has now worn off her teammates treat her like any other player. And now, as the state's 4th highest ranked kicker, there's no doubt college scouts are now watching.
"I would love to play football in college that would be a great opportunity," she said.