Utah girl and football star gets own Wheaties box
Thursday, November 22, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 9-year-old Utah girl who plays little-league football can claim a Wheaties cereal box.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/Umy9Gb ) that 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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