When Becca Longo was a little girl, she loved watching her brother Bobby play football. But she was even more fascinated by the achievements of women in the sport. And when Bobby’s teammate Heidi Garrett hit a 48-yard field goal – the longest field goal ever hit by a female player – Becca knew that she wanted to follow in her footsteps. There was a long road ahead of her, no doubt, but over a decade later, her skills are astounding everybody.
Ever since she was a very small child, Becca had been fiercely determined to get what she wanted. In fact, as a baby, she would escape from her crib, take her mother’s stuff and sneakily move it around the house before returning to bed. Indeed, her parents even tried to stop her by gently tying her leg to the inside of her bed. But it didn’t work. Baby Becca soon found a way to slip out of the string and continue her nighttime mischief.
“That’s when we really knew that Becca was a determined little girl,” her father Bob told Bleacher Report in 2017. “She’s a pistol.” And he was certainly right about that. Moreover, little Becca grew up fascinated by football, as well. Her brother Bobby played defensive end at the Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California, and Becca attended every game that he took part in.