Sam Gordon is a girl -- the ONLY girl to try out for the Gremlins, a boys youth football league in Salt Lake City. This is her first year playing football, ever!
Not surprisingly, Sam is now getting a lot of attention -- for her remarkable speed and talent, of course, as well as the obvious trailblazing girl football player thing. And of course people are wondering all sorts of things, from how she got interested in the sport to why her parents are allowing their little girl to play such a "dangerous" game. But Sam, who caught football fever when she started watching videos with her dad, has a very simple explanation:
"I'm a girl and I played football this year. I usually play soccer and I thought it would be fun to try to play football."