Natalie Silk

Natalie Silk
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2014
Jersey Number: 32
Position: DL
Height: 5-3
Weight: 190
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
High School: St. Albans HS (WV)
College: University of Maryland University College
Occupation: Correctional Officer,
Maryland Department of Corrections


Natalie Silk Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My mom…she was, and still is, my idol. She raised my sister and me by herself, while holding several jobs just so I could play sports. My mom was always there for me and never missed a practice or a game. She also never let me down when I needed her the most.
Who are your biggest supporters?
My mom, and friends at work.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
Ronald Reagan…he was a great president who did a lot for this country, and I think he would be very interesting to talk to.
Who is your female sports idol?
Bethany Hamilton.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Troy Aikman…he was always a great leader, on and off the field. When he played, he led his team through hard games, and when he got hurt, he was still there leading from the sidelines.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
I hang out with friends and play games on my PlayStation 3.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite book?
The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Who is your favorite musician?
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Hard-working, dedicated, loyal.
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
I was playing little league football, and the quarterback from the other team was making fun of me, saying, “Oh, girls can’t play football.” I said, “All right…we will see when we get out on the field.”
They got the ball first, and it was first and ten. When the ball was snapped, I ran through and hit him so hard I knocked the air out of him. I picked up his facemask and said, “Oh, girls can’t play football, huh?” We ended up beating them, 62-0.
How did you get into women’s football?
I heard about it at work, so I came and tried out.
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Linebacker…I love defense, and the linebacker can rush the quarterback or play back enough to make a huge play.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
I love the sport and love the fact that there are other women out there that share the same passion I do when it comes to playing football.