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In an NFL first, a woman is named a full-time coach with the Buffalo Bills

In an NFL first, a woman is named a full-time coach with the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills today announced that Kathryn Smith has been named the team's special teams quality control coach.

Smith is the first female to be named to a full-time coaching position in NFL history.

"Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff," said Bills Coach Rex Ryan. "She certainly deserves this promotion based on her knowledge and strong commitment."

He added, "Kathryn has been working in a football administrative role and assisted the assistant coaches for years. She has proven that she's ready for the next step."

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