Kristie Elliott made history on Saturday when she kicked an extra point for Burnaby’s Simon Fraser University in the second quarter of its NCAA football game, becoming the first Canadian female to play in, and score, in a college football game. She scored two points in the game on converts.
Elliott converted her first extra point at the end of the half after SFU scored on quarterback Justin Seiber’s one-yard touchdown pass to Caelin Johnson. Elliott came on to kick the extra point, the first time she has played in a game. Elliott has been on the SFU roster since 2019.
SFU lost the game 56-20.
While many females have played in, and scored in, a college football game at various levels in the United States, Elliott is the first female to accomplish this in Canada. The University of Manitoba, which plays in Canada’s U Sports collegiate organization, had a female player on its roster in 2019, but Reina Iizuka did not step on the field during a game during her Manitoba playing career. Elliott was also on the roster of SFU in 2019 but did not play in a game.
Linfield, which competes in Division III in the NCAA, was leading 25-0 when SFU scored the touchdown converted by Elliott. She also converted a touchdown scored in the final minute by SFU. That score came on a Seiber-to-Johnson 11-yard touchdown.