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Is it too early to start recruiting her?

Cute story, but as a proud dad of my 5 year old girl that plays soccer, I can relate…

Internet sensation: Nine-year-old girl shredding defenses to the tune of 25 touchdowns

It started as a way for an 8-year-old girl to keep up with her big brother.

Sam Gordon just wanted to run with the older kids. The coaches in the local tackle football league figured, hey, why not? Maybe they could turn it into a drill: Who can outrun Max's little sister?

They were shocked to find the answer: no one.

Sam Gordon, now 9, became one of the fastest kids this Salt Lake City area "Gremlins" league had ever seen. They put her in drills and she outran boys two years older. They allowed her into the "Sharks and Minnows" game and stared in awe at not only at her speed, but her ability to move like a tailback.

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Nine-year-old girl Sam Gordon shredding defenses to the tune of 25 touchdowns - Yahoo! Sports
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That is one terrific video and kid! LOTS of talent AND guts to play HARD with the boys. I like her defensive play more that her long runs on O!

Being a father of four girls - three of whom were VERY athletic - I love it and hope the press and experts now being "involved" and "commenting" don't scare her or her parents off! A small boy or even a big one could get hurt too  that is the nature of sports and actually  life overall as well! Want to talk about dangerous, try competitive cheerleading!

Way to go girl!
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In all seriousness, not about this particular girl but about the various articles that have emerged over the years regarding female football players: what are the rules, if any, about female football players in high school or college?

Obviously there are male sports teams and there are female sports teams in college. Nothing is coed. But could a determined female play football at the high school level and claim discrimination if she was turned down? Is there a historical precedent for this somewhere?

I understand if this is a dumb question but it's worth asking, IMO.

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Maybe this is our edge…lets fly Pelini out there to take a look.

Scout or Rivals give her 3 stars at anytime I know a lot of folks on this board that would offer her immediately.  ;D

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Owl2Doc said

…could a determined female play football at the high school level and claim discrimination if she was turned down? Is there a historical precedent for this somewhere?

Katie Hinda kicked for New Mexico State back in 2003

Her record in HS preceded her - outstanding.

However, in football at the NCAA DI/IAA/II/III levels, there has been no consideration precedent set with regards to a female desiring to fill a "contact" position that I am aware of.
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Thanks Rick!

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Holley Mangold (brother Nick plays in the NFL) was a high school football player in Ohio who was an offensive "linewoman" but didn't go on to college for ball. She was in London this summer representing the US as a female powelifter. She weighs 350 and can clean n jerk 562 pounds so safe to say she could keep any of us on the board out of the backfield. But from a maturation standpoint, girls are done at 15 (right Owldoc?) and boys keep going much later, and there is a marked difference when they get to college. Girls just can't compete physically at that level. It's rare in high school but can happen.
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TeamBeer said

offensive "linewoman"


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, did you make that up or hear that  before?

"But from a maturation standpoint, girls are done at 15 (right Owldoc?) and boys keep going much later"

I havent matured since I was 12.

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I think this is more of a product of how bad the state of Utah's football talent is
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walty12 said

"But from a maturation standpoint, girls are done at 15 (right Owldoc?) and boys keep going much later"

Well, depends on what you mean by "maturation" … breasts, periods, only seriously considers dating guys with a career, etc

;D

Then they get ideas like this:



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