Jimmien Strong

Jimmien Strong
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2009-2018
Previous Experience: 2002-2008 (Baltimore Burn, 2002-2007;
Baltimore Nighthawks, 2008)
Jersey Number: 40
Position: DL
Age: 36
Height: 5-4
Weight: 229
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: Duval HS (MD)
College: Frostburg State University

Jimmien Strong Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My parents…they raised seven children and are still together!
Who is your biggest supporter?
My whole family!
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
Sojourner Truth…to learn more and remind me of the struggles that women went through, and to motivate me to be a better, stronger woman.
Who is your female sports idol?
Cynthia Cooper…one of the best that ever done it.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Darrell Green…I love the Redskins, and he is one of the best defensive players I have ever seen. Plus, he was one of the first Redskins players to get inducted into the Hall of Fame on his first try.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Dancing and hanging with my family.
What is your favorite food?
What are your favorite books?
The Twilight series.
Who is your favorite musician?
Mary J. Blige.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Strong, determined, loyal.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Cheerleading, if that counts. If not, basketball.
What is your favorite sports memory?
Winning county, regional, and state championships in high school two years in a row.
How did you get into women’s football?
I read about the tryouts online, and I went for it.
What was your biggest adjustment to playing women’s football?
None…I have finally found a sport where it is legal to hit!
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Fullback…so I can protect my tailback and quarterback.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
It’s the only sport where you can hit and not foul out or get in trouble.
What does it mean to you to be a Diva?
It means to be a woman football player…part of a family with a common goal and purpose: to spread the word about women’s football and open doors for women of the future. Plus, to win games!