Sensational Sam Gordon Becomes First Female Football Player on Wheaties Box

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 21, 2012

Sam Gordon continues to delight a nation with her astonishing skill, and now her image will be seen on Wheaties boxes across the nation, according to an ABC News report.

With that, we have our first female football player to be granted the honor.

She was even on SportsCenter to celebrate the feat, receiving hard-hitting analysis from the likes of Mel Kiper Jr. beforehand.

It all started with a video that hit the Internet in early November. The original has since been taken down, but you can watch the one below that has music added, possibly to keep it from being axed from YouTube.

Even more remarkable than her ability to break tackles and speed off like a little Marshawn Lynch going beast mode are her absurd stats. 

According to the video, she notched 1,911 yards on 8.2 yards per carry and scored 35 touchdowns in her youth football league. When she wasn't dominating on offense, she worked the other side of the line and touted 65 tackles. 

The nine-year-old athlete even stopped by NFL GameDay Morning, ending her cameo by laying the hurt on Marshall Faulk with a devastating tackle. You can see the video here

Wheaties, according to ABC News, picked Gordon because, "She’s an inspiration to other young girls and aspiring athletes around the country."

We need to step back for a second and recognize the remarkable attention she has garnered. We live in a world where a superstar can be born in an instant, reaching amazing heights in the matter of weeks. 

A few weeks ago, this little girl was delighting parents with her skill at a local football league. Today, she lands on a box of Wheaties, a dream of many athletes. 

Sam Gordon is certainly a special kind of wonderful. 

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