Internet Sensation Sam Gordon Inspires Girls To Play Football
Sports| | By Mauricio Castillo
Back in 2012, a highlight video of Utah PeeWee Football Player Sam Gordon went viral as she made a mockery of defenders as she flew past them on the field.
Yes, for those who are not aware, Sam Gordon is actually a young girl. A young girl who tore up the stat sheets on what was considered an all-boys football league.
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Women have been no strangers to breaking barriers in sports, long thought of as a “boys club,” and Gordon is the latest trailblazer to make her mark.
Most recently, the multi-sport star, now 13 years old, continues her revolutionary ways, this time inspiring girls to join her cause, a cause that will hopefully one day see women have a National Football League to call their own, or maybe just play in the NFL alongside men.
Check out the video of her impact and its reverberations on the sports world, and in the words of Sam herself, “You think girls can’t play football? Think again.”