BARRIO – Mexican flag football star Diana Flores showcased her moves while making history Sunday night during the Super Bowl LVII telecast. She starred in the National Football League’s first commercial devoted to youth and women’s flag football.
The Mexican women’s national team captain starred in the spot that featured tennis legend Billie Jean King and sportscaster Erin Andrews.
Flores, 24, showcased the moves that helped her guide Mexico to the gold medal at the 2022 World Games. The Monterrey Tec star has been a member of the Mexican national team since she was 16 years old.
“In this Super Bowl, we are rewriting history for women in sports,” Flores said on her Instagram page Sunday.
She just came off the best year of her storied career. Flores capped the World Games with a 39-6 victory over the United States in the gold-medal game. The Mexico City native threw for 210 yards and four touchdowns in that victory.
Although Flores is only 24 years old, she has already represented Mexico at five World Games. She made her World Games debut in 2014 at 16. The viral sensation returned to the 2016, 2018, 2021 and 2022 World Games.
The NFL recognized her success before the Super Bowl LVII commercial. She served as the AFC’s offensive coordinator at the 2023 Pro Bowl, which was a flag football game for the first time.
Flores’ commercial appeared immediately after Rihanna’s Apple Music halftime show. She wasn’t the only Mexican star to appear in a commercial during the Kansas City Chiefs thrilling 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, though.
Boxing icon Saul “Canelo” Alvarez appeared in a Michelob Ultra commercial. Alvarez is one of Mexico’s greatest athletes of this generation, but Flores appeared in arguably the best Super Bowl commercial this year.