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Michael Jackson's Daughter First Girl on School Football Team

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 18, 2011|10:43 am

Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, wants to be a football star someday and has joined her school's football team.

The 13-year-old wants to help prove that girls can play on the gridiron too.

Even though she's only playing flag football, Jackson will be the first girl in her L.A. private school's history to be on the team.

Perhaps taking a cue from Liz Heaston, who in 1997 became the first woman to score in a college game by kicking two extra points, or Katie Hnida, who became the first woman football player to be on a Division one school – Paris wants to leave her own mark outside of the celebrity of her family.

Paris however, has a long way to go as Hnida was 5'9 150 pounds.

The Jackson family has been connected to football in the past with both Michael and Janet Jackson performing at the Superbowl.

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Michael performed in a legendary halftime show in 1993 for Superbowl XXVII in Pasadena, Calif. in a match with the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills.

The performance was notable because Michael was the only performer during the show and made his mark by being catapulted on to the stage.

It also became the first show where the audience numbers increased during the halftime show.

Janet performed at the infamous Superbowl XXXVIII in 2004 with Justin Timberlake when she had a wardrobe malfunction exposing herself in front of millions on television sparking controversy among many offended people and the FFC.

Viacom Inc. paid $3.5 million to settle fines against the company.

 

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