Tarah Cotton

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Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2019
Other Experience: 2015 (San Antonio Regulators)
Jersey Number: 51
Age: 30
Height: 5-6
Weight: 162
Hometown: Pass Christian, MS
High School: Richland Northeast HS (SC)
College: University of South Carolina; Air Force Institute of Technology
Occupation: Officer, U.S. Air Force


Tarah Cotton Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My father…he is a hardworking man who always puts his family first. He has always been my biggest cheerleader and toughest coach!
Who is your biggest supporter?
My dad and my wife Alisha.
Who is your female sports idol?
Dawn Staley and Serena Williams.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Drew Brees…he is a leader on and off the field, and he makes everyone around him better. Despite his age and fame, he still works on himself and his skill. His play inspires hope in his team and their city.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
I enjoy movies and sports.
What is your favorite movie?
Jurassic Park.
What is your favorite travel location?
Thailand, although I don’t think I’ve been anywhere that I hated.
What is your favorite book?
A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah. I dare anyone to not be moved by his story.
What is your favorite quote?
“The essential work of leaders is to create more leaders.”
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Honest, hardworking, compassionate.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To be a good person. Regardless of what I’m doing, I hope to add value and joy. Professionally, I hope to continue to serve in the military until they decide they don’t need me.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Kickball! The first team sport I played was basketball.
What is your favorite sports memory?
Playing football on Fourth of July as a kid with my family and neighbors. The most ruthless person on the field was my aunt – The Enforcer!
How did you hear about women’s football?
I actually started looking for an opportunity to play football as a freshman in undergrad. South Carolina in 2007 didn’t have any options, but I continued to look every time I moved until I found the Regulators in San Antonio in 2015.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
Football has always been my favorite sport. Unlike basketball, football really demands a team effort. I never had an opportunity to play as a kid, but my love for the sport has just bolstered over the years. I also enjoy the physicality of the sport. I see it as an opportunity to be an example of women’s physical and mental toughness, hopefully inspiring other women as well as kids, both male and female.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
Being a D.C. Diva means more to me than playing football. It is more important to me to be a part of a team and community, all working to make each other better. I see the D.C. Divas as an opportunity to grow athletically, as a leader, and as an individual, while helping the people around me reach their goals as well.


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