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News – NFL’s only female ATC headed to Super Bowl

31 Jan

Pittsburgh, PA – Ariko Iso is the first and only female ATC in the NFL and she is headed to the Super Bowl!

Each day is a dream-come-true for the 1993 Oregon State alum. Iso, 40, is the first and only full-time female athletic trainer in the NFL.

Her struggle in her field was just as difficult as the players. So these moments are cherished.

“Everybody on this team works for the same thing, including the equipment guys, the scouts,” Iso said. “Everyone works for this moment. Our part is so small, but we’ll do anything for the players and coaches. It’s their stage, but we are happy to be part of it.” Continue reading