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Associated Press, Published November 23 2012

9-year-old football-playing girl on Wheaties box

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 custom-made box of Wheaties.

General Mills Inc. says 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.