Jenne Massie

Jenne Massie
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2014-2016
Previous Experience: 2006-2013 (Philadelphia Firebirds)
Jersey Number: 41
Position: DL
Age: 31
Height: 5-5
Weight: 225
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
High School: Cheltenham HS (PA)
College: University of North Carolina
Occupation: Public Health Researcher,
George Washington University

Jenne Massie Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My dad…he is the coolest and smartest person I know and has used both his athleticism and intelligence to succeed in life. I’ve always wanted to be just like him, and he has played a huge role in the person I am today.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My mom…after seven years of watching her daughter getting banged up and injured playing tackle football, she still comes to every game and cheers and cringes the whole way through.
Who is your female sports idol?
Marion Jones…even though she’s had major controversy during the course of her career, she was a beast in both basketball and track. Marion Jones is one of the main reasons I dreamed of going to Chapel Hill.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Warren Sapp…my goal is to have as many sacks as Sapp when I hang up my cleats.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Happy, aggressive, passionate.
How did you get into women’s tackle football?
My high school gym teacher introduced me to the quarterback of the Philadelphia Phoenix. From that moment, I knew when I was old enough for the league, I was going to play.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
Because ever since I was little, I told everyone I knew that I was going to be the first girl in the NFL.