Samantha Gordon is an American football and soccer player from Salt Lake City. She first attracted attention and gained popularity when her father started a YouTube channel showcasing her talents and skills while out in the field.
Then, after her videos started getting attention and went viral, Samantha began to engage in various media appearances.
Five Facts About Samantha Gordon
Samantha Gordon started playing football in 2012 and regularly competed against all-male teams at nine years old.
Her first YouTube video that her father uploaded garnered an incredible 5 million views in just a week. This led to considerable attention from various organizations, including the NFL (National Football League).
She was featured on a Wheaties cereal box, making her the first female football player to appear on a Wheaties box.
Samantha Gordon was invited to the Super Bowl XLVII. She attended it as a guest of the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell.
She’s also the author of the book Sweet Feet: Samantha’s Winning Season. This book was about her winning season and the various experiences she had during that football season.
Famous/Inspirational Quotes from Samantha Gordon
“Girls love football!”
“People who think that girls don’t want to play football are wrong too.”
“Utah will be the birthplace of girls high school football.”
“Equality is our Super Bowl.”
Samantha Gordon Biography
Childhood and Early Life
Samantha Gordon was born on February 21, 2003, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Her father’s name is Brent Gordon. As a student, she attended Pryor High School, a local high school in their area.
She started playing football at the age of 9 years old, which was when her father began uploading videos of her doing her stunts and showing her skills and talents in the field. These videos, later on, became viral and increased her popularity as a football star.
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When she first started playing in 2012, Gordon regularly played against all-male teams twice her size. Despite this difference, she compiled 25 touchdowns, and ten extra point conversions on 232 carry with 1,911 rushing yards in a single season, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. She was also able to record 65 tackles for the season while playing defense.
That same year, her father uploaded a video of her skills and talents on a YouTube channel. This paved the way for her immense popularity and coverage by various media outlets. It even attracted the attention of the NFL (National Football League).
In addition, she was also the first female football player to be featured on a Wheaties cereal box. The company claimed to have chosen her because she was such an inspiration to young girls. Gordon also got invited to the Super Bowl XLVII as a guest of the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
After becoming famous, Samantha Gordon was invited to different sports and talk shows, with one being ESPN. In addition, she also appeared on the popular sports channel as a guest blogger during the Super Bowl weekend.
Following the Super Bowl, she was invited to the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards show and won a Game trophy for Most Viral Player.
She also wrote a book titled “Sweet Feet: Samantha Gordon’s Winning Season” in 2013. In this book, she talked about her experiences leading up to and during her first football season. This is also where she showed how authentic she is.
In 2015, she became a founding member of the first-ever all-girls tackle football league in America, known as the Utah Girls Tackle Football League.
Legacy and Honors
On February 3, 2019, Samantha Gordon was the only female football player to appear in the NFL’s 100th Season Super Bowl LIII Commercial.
Her net worth as of 2019 has grown significantly. However, the specific digits as to how much her net worth is are still unknown. As a result, her estimated net worth to date is still Under Review.
Gordon, now aged 17, is currently single and is believed to be still very young to be in a relationship. Meanwhile, she is also active in her social media accounts such as Instagram and Twitter. Currently, she has about 31.9k followers on Instagram and 9,662 followers on Twitter.
Gordon and her father, along with the Utah Girls Tackle Football League players, went to sue three school districts in the Salt Lake City area in June 2017. During this time, they forced the school districts to offer female American football as a varsity sport. As a result, the title IX lawsuit was filed on June 23.
In 2018, Samantha Gordon received an award during the NFL Honors night and made a speech about making sure that girls will be given a chance to play football just like boys. Furthermore, she mentioned this would open many doors for women in football careers, and she will help make that continue to happen.
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