Why you should know her name
Iso, 31, the Pittsburgh Steelers' new assistant trainer, is the NFL's first full-time female trainer. The Tokyo native interned with the Steelers during training camp in 2000 and '01.
Why she tapes up 300-pound men for a living
After tearing her left ACL playing high school basketball in Tokyo, Iso realized her chances of becoming an elite athlete were slim and became interested in athletic training. She came to the U.S. in 1989 to attend Oregon State, where she learned about football as a student trainer. After getting her M.S. in sports medicine from San Jose State in 1995, she was the football trainer at Portland State for five years.
Why you don't want her knocking on your door at 6 a.m.
While working 16-hour days during the Steelers' training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Iso often woke up players early for random drug tests or scheduled rehab. Her normal duties also include stretching and taping players, keeping medical records and packing equipment for road trips.