Football is the sport of the gods (Go Dawgs!), so the only thing better than playing it or watching my boys destroy some team Between the Hedges is watching a little girl whomp a bunch of little boys and play a gorgeous game.
Sam “Sweet Feet” Gordon, 9, from a small town outside Salt Lake City, Utah, is playing spectacularly in her PeeWee football league, and the highlights reel dad Brent compiled has gone viral.
UPDATE: The original video was taken down for music violations. Here’s another, with some pop-ups. I’ll post a better version if I find one
I can’t decide what is more impressive – the way she takes a tackle, or the way she delivers one. Sam doesn’t weigh in at 60 pounds (this is American football. No conversions for you, rest of the world. Go look it up!), but doesn’t hesitate to tackle Tank, the 150-lb kid on her team, in practice.
Sam hasn’t let her superiority go to her head, though, “Most of the times it’s just really fun to be the one scoring the touchdowns rather than the boys,” she said.
So, Sam, we salute you. Keep playing hard and being awesome.