Girl kicker tees it up on the football field at Dawson High School

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Claire Jeffress first teed it up on the football field in the seventh grade.

Claire Jeffress first teed it up on the football field in the seventh grade.

"I really started to enjoy the atmosphere. I loved the guys. I loved the sport and I really fell in love with playing it, and I didn't want to stop," Jeffress said.

Texas high school football is now her office and a second home.

"I play soccer so I'm used to contact. I play a contact sport. It's not like I don't get bruises," she said.

All you need to know is that she's good enough that many opponents don't ever see her pony tail.

"Sometimes they won't even notice until the end of the game," she admitted while smiling. "And they'll be like Oh my gosh that's a girl!"

A good kicker who happens to be a girl for a top program at Dawson High School.

"She even came to me and said I don't get rattled. And I'll kick it through and we love having her out here. She's awesome," Eagles Coach Eric Wells said.

Clare fits in so well Coach Wells never had to address it with the guys on his team. They trust her with the game on the line. And she knows they'll always protect their kicker.

"I really trust this team. I trust the line to block" Jeffress said. "I trust everybody so I'm not scared of it. I think they're really gonna have my back."

Where's it all lead? Right down the middle.

"I'm a football player out here, not necessarily just a girl so, it's a great place to be," she added.

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