Nine-Year-Old Girl Football Star on New Wheaties Box

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Nine-year-old Sam "Sweet Feet" Gordon is thankful to be able to do the stuff she does. What she does is play football on a youth team in Utah, where she's racked up some ridiculous stats -- including 2,000 yards rushing, 65 tackles, and 35 touchdowns.

Sam's highlight reel went viral on YouTube earlier this month, quickly amassing over two million views before being taken down. It seems a very smart agent and/or publicist may have stepped in, and she's since been booked on Good Morning America and NFL Gameday. She also appeared on SportsCenter, where she talked about being a football sensation, getting on a Wheaties Box (she's the first female football player to do so), being a role model for girls, and her favorite sport.

The Wheaties box is a real coup, and Sam joins such sports superstars as Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas, Lindsey Vonn, Misty May-Treanor, and Shaun White.

Could she be any cuter?  

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