Sam Gordon | 9-Year-Old Girl Football Star

Sam Gordon is the latest internet sensation, and for good reason. The 9-year-old girl is a football star thanks to a video her dad posted on YouTube. Her skills have already been viewed more than two million times (and counting), and she’s making headlines across the country.

Sam — short for Samantha – plays in a boys tackle football league in the Salt Lake City area. According to her viral video, Sam (also known as “Sweet Feet” — although her nickname should be Icebox) ran the ball 232 times for 1,911 yards (more than 8.2 yards per carry)  and 35 touchdowns this season. On top of that, Sam also registered 65 tackles on defense.

You have to check this girl out!

NOTE: Sam’s dad took down the original video which received more than two million views, so this is one of the copies available on YouTube. The title of the video says Sam is 8-years-old, but all the articles I’ve read about her say she’s 9.

Sam isn’t shy about her football skills either. She said in a recent interview that ““most of the times it’s just really fun to be the one scoring the touchdowns rather than the boys.” And she also told her dad, “Some kids, right before the contact, they stop. I don’t. I just hit ‘em.”

I’m even intimidated by her now…

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Sam Gordon 9-Year-Old Football Star

Sam Gordon (far right)


  1. Anonymous says:

    I am a teacher and Sam has brought joy to my life. I love her football plays; all of my students
    love her, too. Keep up the excellent work, Sam!

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