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Once a youth football star, A'Lexus Harrison ready to show her stuff for Terps women's basketball
Once a youth football star, A'Lexus Harrison ready to show her stuff for Terps women's basketball

Dad played football at Towson and Mom played basketball at Miami, but when A'Lexus Harrison was 6, they took her to the Arbutus Golden Eagles to cheer. This was not because Harrison wanted to be a cheerleader, because she didn't, and she told her parents as much. It was because Harrison was a little girl, and little girls were not expected to wear helmets or score touchdowns or be faster and stronger and better than little boys. Not in football. "Ma, I really don't want to cheer," A'Lexus Harrison pleaded to her mother, and so Kim Harrison humored her. She signed her daughter up for the Carroll County Football League and expected this fancy to pass, as so...

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