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1st known all-girls tackle football league formed in Utah

2 years 4 months 1 day ago Tuesday, May 26 2015 May 26, 2015 May 26, 2015 2:28 PM May 26, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

SALT LAKE CITY - The first known all-girls tackle football league has been formed in Utah featuring a star player who earned an invitation to the Super Bowl three years ago thanks to a highlight video of her exploits against boys.

KSL-TV reports 12-year-old Sam Gordon is part of a four-team league for fifth-graders and sixth-graders that started play last weekend in West Jordan.

As a 9-year-old, Gordon gained national attention after her father posted a highlight video of her running for long touchdowns against boys her age. She appeared on "Good Morning America" with her likeness on a custom-made box of Wheaties.

Officials with two national youth tackle football organizations, Pop Warner USA and USA Football, say this is the first known all-girls youth league in the country.

Image: Jay Dortzbach / KSL TV

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