Adrienne Wilson has played women’s football for 9 years. She ran Track and Field in college. Andre Johnson and Antonio Brown inspire her on the field and the Seahawks are her favorite professional sports team. Adrienne played for Team USA in Sweden in 2010.
There’s a lot to learn in the world of women’s football. Why do we play? What are some of the fun things we do as football players? How is our sport evolving, and (honestly) where does it need to evolve more?
We took some time with one of our longest tenured vets, Adrienne Wilson, to find out the real answers to these questions and more. And since she’ll be returning for her 10th season at tryouts this Saturday, she’s the perfect candidate to ask.
It also doesn’t hurt that she’s earned All American and Team USA honors in the past as WR 😉
“I first joined football after a teammate and friend from college said I should come watch one of her football games… I ended up trying out the next year and got hooked.
I keep playing because I love being involved in a sport where you’re constantly able to learn and get better, regardless of how many years you’ve played.”
Got any pre- or post-game rituals?
Pre-game rituals… Man, I think I’ve had a few over the years… I think I’ve cut them all out for the most part. Post-game ritual is a giant Negra Modelo at Azteca. That ritual works for a win or for a loss.
Recognition. More and more people are finding out that there are women’s leagues, even our fan page on Facebook has grown by quite a bit over the last few years.
What area does it need to grow more?
I’d say the consistency in the level of play. Too many divisions have 60 or more to 0 blowouts and that isn’t benefiting either side or women’s football in general.
What’s the hardest technique you’ve had to master as a wide receiver?
Getting in and out of breaks quickly. I thought I was pretty decent when I first started football until I really began watching my breaks on film. I wasn’t impressed, haha.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ROOKIES THINKING ABOUT TRYING OUT?
Just go for it. Joining football was one of the best decisions I ever made.