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