Autumn Lockwood Becomes First Black Woman To Coach In A Super Bowl

Autumn Lockwood

Autumn Lockwood Becomes First Black Woman To Coach In A Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVII is taking Black History Month by storm!

According to reports, the playoff game is becoming more historic as Autumn Lockwood will become the first Black woman to coach in a Super Bowl.

Autumn Lockwood

On Wednesday (Feb. 1) the NFL Instagram page posted the news and wrote:

“With the @philadelphiaeagles advancing to #SBLVII, Coach Autumn Lockwood will become 4th woman to coach in a Super Bowl, and the first Black woman to do so. What an achievement.  #NGWSD”

In addition to Autumn Lockwood, Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports is also making history. She is the first Black woman agent to represent a quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, in the Super Bowl.

In a past interview Jalen Hurts, 24, said: 

“I admire anyone who puts their head down and works for what they want. And I know women who do that daily, but they don’t get the same praise as men—they don’t get the praise that they deserve. I’ve seen that now with tons of different women in my life that are hustlers. Athletes, coaches, women in the business world of sports. I see it all the time. And they deserve their flowers too. So if me saying something about it brings more attention to it, then I’m all for that.”

Jalen Hurts

As previously reported, the Kansas City Chiefs won a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday (Jan. 29.)  According to sports director Darren M. Haynes, after 57 years, 2023 will be the first Super Bowl in NFL history that will feature two Black quarterbacks, Hurts and Patrick Mahomes, who will see each other on the field on Sunday (Feb. 12).  

This year’s Super Bowl will be filled with Black entertainers. As you may know, international pop star Rihanna will be the headliner for the half-time show. The Fenty CEO previously admitted that she was pretty apprehensive before making her final decision to headline the show. Rihanna, 34, explained:

“It definitely was not a ‘yeah.’ It was like, ‘alright, let me think about it.’ I delayed and delayed and delayed it and it was probably one of the latest announcements they’ve had. But I really started to think about it and truly consider it when I was going through my music and I realized I got some sh*t. I can celebrate this.”

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill