Sam Gordon Biography
Samantha Gordon is an American football running back from the Salt Lake City area. Gordon Knew her talent and brought it to action when she was 9 years of age.
Samantha Gordon often played with male teams, some of whom were up to twice her weight (2012). She compiled 25 touchdowns and 10 extra point conversions on 232 carry for 1,911 rushing yards in a single season, averaging 8.2 yards per carrying. It was the same year that Samantha Gordon played her 1st-year football.
Gordon’s father uploaded a highlight video to YouTube on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, and by Thursday of that week, it had generated nearly 5 million views. The recorded video garnered attention from various news outlets, as well as the National Football League.
Sam Gordon already created her name in the world of sports. She says that her passion and career lies in athletic competition but she will continue playing football for 1 or 2 more years. Gordon has been viewed on Good Morning America, She has tackled Marshall Faulk (former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons), attended the San Francisco 49ers at practice, and captured the attention and praise of Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm (the U.S. soccer stars)
Sam Gordon being joked to that she should win the Heisman Trophy, by LaMichael James, Super Bowl MVP and Desmond Howard (49ers running back, former NFL player and Heisman winner respectively). The Wheaties cereal Company stated that Gordon is an inspiration to young girls of her age, so she was featured on a Wheaties cereal box, making her be the 1st football player to appear on a Wheaties box.
Despite her age, Sam Gordon was called upon to attend Super Bowl XLVII by the NFL as the guest of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. She was a guest blogger for espnW, she performed a skit during the NFL Honors award show with Alec Baldwin, attended the Commissioner’s press conference and media day, and watched the game in the Commissioner’s suite with high ranking political figures and famous football personalities. Moreover, Gordon was also featured in an NFL Evolution commercial that aired during the game.
Sam Gordon also attended the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards show during which she won a Game trophy for Most Viral Player.
Sam Gordon Age
Samantha Gordon was born on February 21, 2003. She is 15 years of age.
Sam Gordon Career
Gordon had a vision for the NFL’s Together We Make Football contest. Her inspiration was as a result of her football story and the experiences she had following the posting of her YouTube highlight video. She was also featured in an NFL commercial that kicked off the contest by asking football fans to share their football stories with the NFL.
Gordon wrote a book with the help of her neighbors, Sweet Feet: Samantha Gordon’s Winning Season. The book was about her football season and the experiences she had following the season. She appeared on Conan and Fox and to Friends to promote the book.
The football league-the Utah Girls Tackle Football League was formed in 2015 and it turned out that Sam Gordon was a founding member.
Two years later, Sam Gordon reunited with her father, along with five other Utah Girls Football League players. Their aim was to sue 3 different school districts in the Salt Lake City area and force them to offer female American football as a varsity sport.
On February 3rd This Year, Samantha was the only female football player to appear in the NFL’s 100th Season Superbowl LIII commercial.
Sam Gordon Nfl
According to Fox news, Sam Gordon is the only female player featured among the NFL greats passing around a golden football during a hugely praised commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night is the 14-year-old winner of the league’s inaugural Game Changer award.
Sam Gordon made her name in 2015, when she in collaboration with her father, launched the Utah Girls Tackle Football League (the first of its kind) spurring the creation of similar all-girls leagues in Indiana, Georgia, and Canada. The NFL stated.
Gordon said in a video released by the NFL this past weekend featuring her story, “I was going to a middle school to give a speech about working hard and I asked the question ‘how many girls here would like to play tackle football?’ And it seemed like almost every hand in the room went up,”
“Sam is a game changer because she is shining a light on football so that girls can feel that ‘I’ve been wrong, I have a seat at the table and I was born with that right,’” her father, Brent, says in the video.
Sam Gordon Football
Gordon started playing football at the age of 9. Now that she is 15, she is now trying to start an all-girls football team at her high school.