Thursday November 20th, 2014

Remember Sam Gordon, the nine-year old Salt Lake City girl whose highlight video showing her dominating an all-boys tackle league made headlines in 2012?

She's now 11, and she's back. Gordon took off a year to play soccer, but missed football and decided to return to the gridiron this year. She plays as if she never left.

Proving she can do more than just run by defenders, Gordon's 2014 highlight video shows a mix of her running the ball, making tackles, making catches and "taking hits."

She's the smallest player in her league and the only girl in her age division, which doesn't bother her. According to her YouTube page, she averaged 13 yards per carry and had 15 touchdowns, 59 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery this season.

If that's not enough, during her year off from football, Gordon made her state's Olympic Development Program for soccer and ran track and took first place in the Salt Lake County 50m dash. What can't she do?

- Molly Geary

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