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Sam Gordon, 9-Year-Old YouTube Sensation, Invited to Super Bowl

Little Girl Wowed Video Viewers of Football Highlights as She Outran, Outscored the Boys

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By Nicola Menzie , Christian Post Reporter
January 4, 2013|9:49 am
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Sam Gordon appear in this photo shared online Dec. 9, 2012, by NFL public relations representative Brian McCarthy.
    (Photo: Twitter/NFLprguy)
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Sam Gordon appear in this photo shared online Dec. 9, 2012, by NFL public relations representative Brian McCarthy.
  • Nine-year-old YouTube football star Sam Gordon appears with members of the U.S. Women's Soccer team in this Nov. 30, 2012, photo.
    (Photo: Twitter/ussoccer_wnt)
    Nine-year-old YouTube football star Sam Gordon appears with members of the U.S. Women's Soccer team in this Nov. 30, 2012, photo.
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The little girl who wowed viewers of her YouTube video showing her outrunning and outscoring the boys in little league football games has snagged tickets to the Super Bowl.

Sam Gordon, 9, accepted the invitation, and is looking forward to making an appearance at Super Bowl 47 on Feb. 3.

Gordon tweeted her thanks to the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday, writing, "@nflcommish thanks for the invite to Super Bowl! I had fun at the Giants game with you @NFLprguy and @gregaiello. Can't wait to do it again!"

Goodell retweeted Gordon's message, writing, "Maybe you'll play in it someday [the Super Bowl]."

Before the Gordon family received the invitation to the Super Bowl in the mail at their Utah home on Wednesday, 9-year-old Sam had attended a Giants game with the NFL commissioner in December, as expressed in her tweet above.

"I think it's going to be really cool, plus I get to sit next to the NFL commissioner maybe," Gordon said, according to an ESPN.com report.

"[Goodell] thinks she is an inspirational story for football, youth football, and the participation of girls in sports," NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello told ESPN.com, while confirming the Super Bowl invitation.

Gordon catapulted to Internet stardom when a highlight clip of her games published on YouTube by her father caught viewers' attention in November.

As CP previously reported, the Gremlin youth league player tallied 35 touchdowns on 232 carries, 65 tackles, 1,911 yards total in 2012, and managed an average of 8.2 yards per carry.

Watch a clip of Sam Gordon's incredible plays in the video below:

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Super Bowl 47 will take place in New Orleans, La., at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 3, 2013.

 

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