Allyson Hamlin becomes first quarterback in Washington football history to reach 200 TD passes

As the DC Divas celebrate their 15th Anniversary season, another remarkable milestone has made this a season to remember. Competing in her 13th season with the club, quarterback Allyson Hamlin threw for the 200th touchdown pass in her career. Adding to the relevance of this achievement is the fact that no other quarterback in the history of Washington football has reached the magical number. The closest is Redskins Hall of Fame quarterback Sammy Baugh with 187.

Going by the nickname of Smooth, the 38-year old signal caller already holds over 75 wins, a franchise record for most wins by a quarterback. Taking into account that her favorite quarterback is former Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre, Hamlin is similar in the fact that she also brings remarkable durability, consistent production and a love of the game to the gridiron.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Hamlin is also a homicide detective for Prince George’s County. Having grown up idolizing the likes of Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr, Hamlin can also stake her own claim as a sporting hero in the Capital. Testament to her growing popularity is the fact that she was a subject in the May 2015 edition of the Washingtonian magazine.

She was among six individuals that were included in the Guest List feature. Part of a monthly roundup in the Capital Comment section, she was among a group of six individuals in the feature which the magazine’s editors would love to have over for food, drinks and conversation.

In a June 13 triumph, one that saw the Divas prevail by a 56-28 margin against the Boston Renegades, Hamlin provided a sparkling performance, including completed five touchdown passes. Among Hamlin’s five touchdown passes in the contest, a 36-yard touchdown pass to Ashley Whisonant (which wrapped up a 52-yard drive), proved to be the 200th of her Divas career.

Among the most prolific quarterback/wide receiver combos in WFA history, it was only fitting that Whisonant caught Hamlin’s landmark touchdown pass. As a side note, Whisonant caught a 79-yard touchdown pass from Hamlin earler in the game, which provided the Divas with a 14-0 advantage.

For a team on a remarkable run of momentum in its 15th Anniversary season, Hamlin’s milestone also ensures that the Divas enjoy home field advantage during the National Conference playoffs. In addition, the Divas completed their season with an 8-0 mark, its first undefeated season since the 2009 campaign.

Regardless of the outcome in the postseason, there is no question that the magic created this season reflect Hamlin’s legacy with the Divas; both are destined to shine over time.

References: Neal Rozendaal


Author: markstaffieri

A proud supporter of women in sport. My influences in covering women's sport include Andria Hunter and Jaclyn Hawkins. Both are former women’s hockey players who created their own websites, providing a deeper insight for their respective sport. Unable to identify with multi-millionaire male athletes, the role of women in sport is one that provides inspiration while preserving the spirit of sportsmanship. My first exposure to women and sport came through Geraldine Heaney and her legendary goal at the 1990 Women's World Hockey Championships. By composing player profiles on women from all sports, it is my opportunity to give back to the female sporting community by showing gratitude for their hard work and effort. While women's hockey opened the door to a larger yet remarkable world of sport, the quantum leap in women's football and global growth of women's basketball have only helped to fuel my interest in the female game. Some of the athletes that I admire include Caroline Ouellette and Natalie Spooner (hockey), Lolo Jones (track), Connie Fekete and Sami Grisafe (football) plus Anne Erler and Heather Furr (LFL football). Other athletes consist of Sue Bird and Katie Smith (basketball) along with Barbara Mervin and Heather Moyse (rugby). In addition to my efforts on WordPress, I have also contributed to Bleacher Report, the Canadian Women's Hockey League, Hockey Canada, LFL Canada and Women's Hockey Life.

2 thoughts on “Allyson Hamlin becomes first quarterback in Washington football history to reach 200 TD passes”

  1. I don’t think Hamlin has the most wins in *WFA* history. Hamlin probably has the most total wins of any active QB regardless of league, and perhaps the most in women’s football history?


    1. Actually, Hamlin does not have the most career wins of active quarterbacks either. Still, 200 TDs is an impressive career milestone and she is having on of her best seasons ever. For me her zero interceptions in the regular season is truly outstanding.


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