Redskins hire Jennifer King as coaching intern

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FILE – In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers coaching intern Jennifer King, left, talks with Elijah Holyfield (33) during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. The Washington Redskins have hired Jennifer King as a coaching intern who will work with the offensive staff throughout the season. King most recently worked as an offensive assistant at Dartmouth College. Before that she interned for the Carolina Panthers. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have hired Jennifer King as a coaching intern who will work with the offensive staff throughout the season. King will be a full-year intern but not a full-time assistant coach.

The NFL currently does not have a black woman as a full-time assistant. She most recently worked as an offensive assistant at Dartmouth College. Before that she interned for the Carolina Panthers during now-Redskins coach Ron Rivera’s tenure with them.

Rivera called King a bright young coach and said his firsthand knowledge of her work ethic and preparation were big factors in the Redskins hiring her.

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