Utah's young female football star gets own Wheaties box

Nov 21 2012 - 3:20pm

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HERRIMAN -- A 9-year-old Utah girl who plays little-league football can claim a Wheaties cereal box.

YouTube sensation Samantha Gordon of Herriman goes by the nickname "Sweet Feet."

 Gordon ran for more than 2,000 yards and scored 35 touchdowns in a just-completed season for the Gremlin Division of the Ute Conference -- football for little leaguers.

The girl's performance has gone viral on YouTube, making her something of a sports celebrity. She appeared Wednesday on "Good Morning America" with her likeness on a custom-made box of Wheaties.

General Mills Inc. tells The Associated Press it's a one-of-a-kind box -- Samantha's image won't be used on Wheaties boxes sold in stores.

Her coach Chris Staib calls the running back a tenacious young athlete.

 

 

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