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Homecoming Queen Transforms Into Football Hero

By Bryan Toporek — October 04, 2011 1 min read

It’s not every day that a school’s homecoming queen accepts her award in a football uniform.

Brianna Amat isn’t most girls.

Amat, an 18-year-old senior at Pinckney Community High School (Mich.), was named homecoming queen of her school this past Friday night.

The only catch? She’s also the kicker for the high school football team.

And shortly after being named homecoming queen, she booted home a game-winning 31-yard field goal to give her team a 9-7 edge over Grand Blanc High School.

Amat, a soccer player since she was 3 years old, tried out for the school’s football team after being urged by her soccer coach, according to the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.