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One of the best football players in the Gremlins Division of the Ute Conference Youth Football League this year is a 9-year-old girl named Sam Gordon. Don't believe us? Check out this video of Gordon, Herriman's No. 6, and how she makes sensational plays on both sides of the ball. Be sure to catch the latter half of the highlights, which show Sam making some big hits, and taking some big hits. Apparently, Sam is a big BYU fan and her favorite former BYU player is Luke Staley, who happens to coach in the same league for a different team.
Here's the story Sam told on Cougarboard:
"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.My dad showed me videos of Luke Staley before the season and he said Luke Staley was really fast and I wanted to pick a fast number so I picked #6 too. My coach is a BYU fan and I told him I picked #6 like Luke Staley. We didn't know it but Luke Staley was a coach of a team we played. My coach told him that I was a BYU fan picked #6 like him. He got my address and sent me a letter with his football playing cards. We played his team again in the playoffs and I got to meet him after the game. I was really excited to meet him and he was really nice. His team won.My dad is a BYU fan and said I should let BYU fans know how nice Luke Staley was to me so he helped me do this."