New England Patriots send gift to first female to score a touchdown in high school’s 125-year history

New England Patriots send gift to first female to score a touchdown in high school's 125-year history. (@BrocktonSchools/Twitter)
New England Patriots send gift to first female to score a touchdown in high school’s 125-year history. (@BrocktonSchools/Twitter)

The first girl to ever score a touchdown in her high school’s 125-year history, received a special gift from the New England Patriots.

McKenzie Quinn was a football player at Brockton High School in Massachusetts. At a game against, Dartmouth, she made history.

On October 7th she rushed in for a four-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the varsity game.

The team went on to beat the opposing squad, 50-7 and she achieved such a huge moment for the school’s history.

“I’ve always been like gritty, if that makes sense, like I have always been down in the dirt playing around, like I work on a farm,” Quinn said in an interview.

Quinn’s touchdown made headlines and that news made its way to the New England Patriots and in days she received some special news.

The New England Patriots team and owner, Robert Kraft, sent over some memorabilia for Quinn to keep.

“To the Mighty Quinn, A pat in the back to you and all who contributed to your historic TD! We love to see that you are having a ball pursuing your passions. Continued success. The Patriots are rooting for you! ‘We are all Patriots,'” Kraft wrote on a note.

They sent her a football with the note and the school responded on her behalf, “McKenzie was deeply honored and surprised to receive this gift from you. We appreciate you and the Patriots for all of your support!” the tweet read.

Brockton Public School’s twitter account acknowledged the act of kindness from the team on behalf of Quinn for her history-making moment in the end zone.

“I think I’ve taken the first step. I think that a lot of it will definitely be left up to the next girls who will take the mantle,” she told the local station.

She continues to keep up with her 5.0 gpa as well as the demanding role in football.

“With her academics and her athleticism and her competitiveness I think she could pretty much do what she wants, and I think colleges are going to be lining up to try and have her attend their school,” assistant Coach Matthew Campbell told Boston 25.

She is well on her way to success, she doesn’t think she paved the way but she hopes in the future more girls continue to play football.

Kayla Kissel

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