Antoinette “Toni” Harris on Tuesday announced her decision to sign with the Central Methodist University (Fayette, Missouri) football team, making her the first female skill-position player to sign a letter of intent to play college football on a scholarship, according to the school.
Harris entered the national spotlight earlier this month when a Toyota commercial highlighting her journey aired during the Super Bowl.
She most recently played safety for a community college in Los Angeles. Harris chose Central Methodist over five other offers, according to the university.
Harris, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and went into remission a year later, said her goal is to one day play in the NFL.
“I feel like I keep doing what I’m doing and keep having faith in God, I can keep paving the way for little girls everywhere,” Harris said in a story published in the Detroit Free Press earlier this month.
“I believe I’m going to be the first female NFL player. But if it just so happens that I’m not, I want to make sure there’s a way paved for the next little girl that can get there.”
— Toni Harris (@_Antoinetteeeee) February 26, 2019