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‘All the boys are like ‘Whoa, it’s a girl!’ ‘ Youth football dynamo Sam Gordon gets interviewed on Good Morning America

Nov 8, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT


By now you’ve read about Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old girl youth football player from Salt Lake City who has rushed for 35 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards against competition of all boys. Since we first wrote about her earlier this week, Sam is now trending on Twitter, and Indians in the Amazon rainforest have probably seen her YouTube highlight video.

This morning she was on Good Morning America, where she talked about dominating the boys and then got to meet Team USA Olympic soccer gold medalist Carli Lloyd (Sam’s favorite sport is actually soccer).

Favorite quote by Sam:

“It’s just fun because all the boys are like, ‘whoa, it’s a girl.’”

Video here.

Her dad, Brent Gordon:

“When she was about 3 or 4 years old and we would play soccer out in the yard with my older son … and they’d try to be a little bit rough with her and even intentionally try to kick the ball at her and she wouldn’t be fazed and would keep getting up,” Gordon said today via Skype on “Good Morning America.” “I kind of had an idea that she’s got an aggressive mentality back then.”

This little girl is dominating her youth football league against the boys [Off the Bench]
Update on Sam Gordon, the girl running back who absolutely owns the boys in her youth football league [Off the Bench]

  1. eugenesaxe - Nov 8, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Yes, we have read about it. 3 articles here so far, 2 of them unnecessary. Thanks for running a cute story into the ground.

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:10 AM

      I’m enjoying all of them. If you don’t like them why do you click on them?

      • eugenesaxe - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

        I read the 1st, ignored the 2nd, and clicked the 3rd to TY him for running it into the ground.
        Congrats on enjoying reading the same story repeatedly. Saves a ton of cash on your personal library I bet.

        • jrd8523 - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

          When people talk about things that you don’t want to talk about do you start to cry and throw a tantrum, or is that just what you do over the Internet? Watched a Good Morning America interview I wouldn’t have seen if this link hadn’t been posted.

          Instead of crying that someone elses website is posting stories you don’t want to read, try growing up and not clicking on them. People who have young kids playing youth football find it interesting, it’s certainly something i’ve yet to see on the field.

        • manchestermiracle - Nov 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM

          Well, Eugene, each story has had added material, but since you “ignored the 2nd, and clicked the 3rd” (likely without reading it either) I can see how you’d make the mistake thinking they were all the same thing. Saves a ton of brain power, but makes you look kinda stupid I bet.

        • manchestermiracle - Nov 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

          Oh, wait, I get it. Your sister kicked your ass on the playground again.