April 22, 2019
Andrea Gosper (Health Sciences, ’19) will head to the Buffalo Bills training camp this July to begin working with the team’s scouting department.
Gosper, an intern with the UNE football coaching staff, has accepted a year-long, paid internship with the Bills.
Earlier this year she was invited by the National Football League to take part in its Women’s Careers in Football Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The forum helps the NFL identify qualified women to join its next generation of leaders.
While attending the forum Gosper met the Bills’ general manager, Brandon Beane, and assistant general manager, Joe Schoen.
A few weeks later she received a call offering her the position.
“It’s her energy and excitement,” Schoen told the Portland Press Herald. “Just being around her, you see a very upbeat personality and her passion for football. She helped coach at UNE last fall, and for her to be part of something they’re starting there, it’s kind of like what we’re doing here – we’re trying to build something here.”
Gosper says her time with the UNE football team prepared her for this opportunity. She worked with the offensive scout team and broke down practice and game video.
“Being here exposed me to a lot of areas of football, and that really helped me,” she explained to the Press Herald. “That has led me to being able to open many doors.”
Despite being a lifelong New England Patriots' fan, Gosper says her allegiance will be with the Bills while she's working with the team.
"I love the Patriots, but I'm there to do a job," Gosper told WMTW. "When I'm there, I'm all Bills. You have to be 100 percent in."
Gosper reports to Bills training camp July 22, in Rochester, New York.
Read the article in the Portland Press Herald