Update on Sam Gordon, the girl running back who absolutely owns the boys in her youth football league
Nov 7, 2012, 12:38 PM EST
On Tuesday we told you about Sam Gordon, whose dad posted a YouTube highlight video of her running through, over and around all the boys in several youth football league games (video below). Here’s an update with a generous helping of new details.
According to her father Brent, who posted the video, there were 172 kids in her district who tried out for a Gremlin team. During tryouts, Sam tested the fastest in every single speed and agility drill. Gordon ended up starting at quarterback for her team, which only called running plays.
Sam posted this recently on a BYU message board:
My story about #6 Luke Staley
I’m a girl and I played football this year. I usually play soccer and I thought it would be fun to try to play football.
My dad showed me videos of Luke Staley before the season and he said Luke Staley was really fast and I wanted to pick a fast number so I picked #6 too. My coach is a BYU fan and I told him I picked #6 like Luke Staley.
We didn’t know it but Luke Staley was a coach of a team we played. My coach told him that I was a BYU fan picked #6 like him. He got my address and sent me a letter with his football playing cards. We played his team again in the playoffs and I got to meet him after the game. I was really excited to meet him and he was really nice. His team won.
My dad is a BYU fan and said I should let BYU fans know how nice Luke Staley was to me so he helped me do this.
Here’s my football video:
What do you think about my story? I have to go to school in one hour. — SammyGirl.
Plus, how can you not love a ref who wears shorts and a hoodie?
- So long folks, it’s time for me to take off 18
- Man wins full marathon while pushing his daughter in a baby stroller (video) 14
- Lock and load, it’s youth baseball fundraising time: league raffling off AR-15 rifle (video) 8
- Sim Bhullar is a large basketball player, and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? 0
- What’s with kids and all these death-defying stunts? 674
- Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video) 3
- None found