Debbie Rothlein

Debbie Rothlein
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2010-2011
Jersey Number: 50
Position: LB
Age: 32
Height: 5-4
Weight: 145
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
High School: Woodbridge Senior HS (VA)
Occupation: Firefighter


Debbie Rothlein Q&A

Who is your biggest supporter?
My friend Walter…he told me about the team a few years ago and got me pumped up to play and hasn’t stopped. Once I found out about the team, it was just a matter of time and opportunity until I got on it.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
London Fletcher…he is a constant force to be reckoned with on the field every time he’s comes out to play with his hard-hitting textbook tackles. Since the beginning of his career, he’s been a standout player on and off the field, serving as a role model in his community.
What is your favorite sports memory?
In the summer of 2009, I organized and set up a kids’ mini-triathlon in our community with a few guys I work with. We used the event as a way to get more involved in the community and a way to get the kids to be more active. Working on the event from start to finish was tough, but it was definitely worth it when we saw how much fun the kids had…they were challenged but not pushed too hard. All the kids finished with a sense of accomplishment, pride, and camaraderie, then many of them asked when the next race was going to be. I have competed in many sporting events and had some great moments over the years, but that really motivated and inspired me, seeing how excited the kids were with their accomplishment.
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
I like to be involved in the action, run around and hit people, be aggressive, and do whatever needs to be done. Tell me what you want me to do, and I’ll find a way to do it. I just can’t throw a good spiral – so I’d play pretty much anything but quarterback.
What does it mean to you to be a Diva?
Work hard at practice, in the games, and work harder off the field to be a Diva in the real world. Strive to bring our sense of self-pride, dignity, respect, strength, and honor that we feel as individuals and as a team into our communities and bring people up with us. Work to inspire and motivate others, knowing we represent something bigger than just ourselves when we are off the field.