SALT LAKE CITY — A 9-year-old Utah girl who plays little-league football can claim a Wheaties cereal box.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports 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 box of Wheaties.
General Mills Inc. tells The Associated Press it’s a one-of-a-kind box — Samantha has yet to become a professional athlete whose image is used for sales of Wheaties cereal.
Her coach Chris Staib calls the running back a tenacious young athlete.