Diana Flores Become First Flag Football Player with Artifacts in Pro Football Hall of Fame
The NFL announced that as part of a commemoration of "Run With It," the league's Emmy-award winning spot for Super Bowl LVII, Flag football star Diana Flores has become the first Flag football player with artifacts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The jersey Flores wore in the commercial and her football signed by sports icon Billie Jean King and New York Jets' Sauce Gardner, who were also in the spot, are officially part of the museum's collection, marking a historic moment for the sport of Flag football.
"I'm honored to have my jersey become a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame collection, alongside NFL Legends and football stars I greatly admire," said Flores. "This is so meaningful not just for me personally, but also for Flag football overall. It's hugely symbolic in showing football is for everyone, especially women and girls."
Flores is the Mexico Women's National Flag Football team quarterback, The World Games 2022 champion, Chair of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Athletes' Committee and most recent AFC offensive coordinator at The Pro Bowl Games alongside AFC head coach Peyton Manning.
She starred in "Run With It," the NFL's blockbuster campaign for Super Bowl LVII, which spotlighted Flag football and some incredible moves by trailblazing women in the sport. For the first time ever, the league rooted its Super Bowl spot in Flag football, with Flores at the forefront.
"'Run With It' was a historic moment for the NFL, as we took our biggest platform of the year to feature not just Flag football, but specifically how women are changing the game and inspiring generations of athletes to come," said Marissa Solis, NFL SVP of Global Brand and Consumer Marketing. "Flag football is one of the league's most important long-term strategies, and to have Diana's artifacts officially become a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is tangible recognition that Flag football is here to stay and will only continue to grow. She may be the first Flag player to become part of the museum's collection, but she certainly won't be the last!"
Several prominent celebrities, along NFL players, co-star in the spot with Flores, such as sports icon Billie Jean King, Cam Heyward (Pittsburgh Steelers), Jalen Ramsey (Miami Dolphins), Davante Adams (Las Vegas Raiders), Aidan Hutchinson (Detroit Lions) and Sauce Gardner (New York Jets). The full list of artifacts featured in the "Run With It" exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame include:
- Diana Flores' jersey
- Flores' football signed by Billy Jean King, whose appearance was Flores' "favorite scene" in the commercial, and Sauce Gardner
- Jalen Ramsey's security officer costume
- Aidan Hutchinson's bellhop costume
- Davante Adams' parrot costume
Fans can visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, to see the "Run With It' exhibit starting Wednesday, May 24.
About Diana Flores
Diana Flores is captain and quarterback of the Mexico Women's National Flag Football Team, which won gold at The World Games 2022. In 2022, she was named a Global Flag Football Ambassador by the NFL and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), as part of joint efforts to advance Flag's reach internationally. Flores is one of the sport's leading role models, helping to break down gender and cultural barriers. She is also Chair of IFAF's Athletes' Committee. Flores started playing Flag football at the early age of eight. She has represented her country since 2014, when she first earned a spot on the national team at the age of 16. She has won several awards and accolades throughout her career, including four National Titles, Silver at the 2021 IFAF Flag Football World Championships and Gold at The World Games 2022, where she claimed 23 touchdown passes, one of the highest at the tournament.
Aside from her sporting achievements, Flores earned her Bachelor's degree in the Marketing and Communication at Tecnológico de Monterrey, where she is currently studying a Masters in Enterprise Innovation Development.
Flores was most recently the Offensive Coordinator for the AFC at the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games and was the featured star in the NFL's Super Bowl LVII advertisement, "Run With It."
About Pro Football Hall of Fame
Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to Honor the Greatest of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence Together.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AAM accreditation is national recognition for the museum's commitment to excellence and the highest professional standards of museum operation and public service.
Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience an inspirational, interactive museum that chronicles America's most popular sport. Fans can also enjoy the Hall of Fame Store at the Hall, and online at www.profootballhof.com/store, for merchandise from all 32 NFL clubs plus the Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the Store support the Hall's Mission. Gridiron Glory Myrtle Beach gives fans another opportunity to experience "The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame." For more information, go to HOFMyrtleBeach.com.
Construction on Hall of Fame Village, a mixed-use development project, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame's campus.
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