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Eva runs onto the field as her name is called. Many of the cheerleaders are her friends.

Eva runs onto the field as her name is called. Many of the cheerleaders are her friends.

Eva is known for being fast and a hard hitter.

Eva is known for being fast and a hard hitter.

Eva zeroes in on the ball carrier.

Eva zeroes in on the ball carrier.

Eva is one of the tallest players on the team at 5-foot-11.

Eva is one of the tallest players on the team at 5-foot-11.

Ready to take a swig with style.

Ready to take a swig with style.

Eva Dunbar, #77, plays offense and defense for the East Lansing Junior Trojan eighth grade team.

Eva Dunbar, #77, plays offense and defense for the East Lansing Junior Trojan eighth grade team.

Eva on the line.

Eva on the line.

Sisters on the field.

Sisters on the field.

Eva's football ability brings into question, what does playing like a girl really mean?

Eva's football ability brings into question, what does playing like a girl really mean?

“I’m normal,” Eva says. “The whole football thing doesn’t define me as a person, it’s a thing I do. It’s a hobby. It’s a love. A passion. And that itself does not make me who I am but it helps. I don’t want to be known as the girl who plays football, I want to be known as Eva.”

“I’m normal,” Eva says. “The whole football thing doesn’t define me as a person, it’s a thing I do. It’s a hobby. It’s a love. A passion. And that itself does not make me who I am but it helps. I don’t want to be known as the girl who plays football, I want to be known as Eva.”

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