Football Phenom Sam Gordon Is Carving Up the Field Again
In 2012, an adorable 9-year-old girl from Utah stole our collective hearts -- and destroyed some boys’ ankles and egos -- as footage of her dominance on the football field went viral. After a whirlwind media blitz, which included talk-show appearances, the cover of a Wheaties box and being Roger Goodell’s guest at the Super Bowl, Gordon took a year off from the sport to focus on soccer.
But good news, football fans! The now-11-year-old is back on the gridiron and making her opponents take notice. In her first preseason game of the season, Gordon had three carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. Not too shabby. And in even better news, the pint-sized phenom’s highlights are now available for your enjoyment online -- and set to hard rock, natch -- so you can live your football dreams vicariously.
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