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Video: 9-year-old football sensation Samantha Gordon jukes Warren Sapp; tackles Marshall Faulk

Doug Farrar
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By now, you've probably seen the YouTube video of 9-year-old Samantha Gordon, the Salt Lake City girl who is playing football at a pretty ridiculous level. Through this season, she's rushed for nearly 2,000 yards, 8.2 yards per carry, 35 scores, and she's tackling the boys like a demon when she's on defense, because she also has 65 tackles.

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On Sunday morning, Sam visited the NFL Network's Culver City, Ca., headquarters to show her stuff against one current Hall-of-Famer in Marshall Faulk, and one possible future Hall-of-Famer in Warren Sapp. What happened when Sam took the studio field will not be cut into any highlight videos of those two fine gentlemen.

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Warren Sapp gets juked out of everything. (NFL.com)

"Because I'm the smallest one out there, plus I'm a girl, and I'm tackling all the biggest guys," she said, when asked why she preferred playing defense to offense.

And what do those big guys do when they're brought down with perfect form tackles by a girl?

"They don't say anything -- they kinda just get up and walk away."

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Faulk? You're going DOWN. (NFL.com)

Indeed. Well, after Steve Mariucci broke down her read-option skills on the monitor, Sam was given the opportunity to juke Sapp right out of his dress attire. This she did -- twice in a row -- nearly popping one of the big fella's hamstrings in the process.

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Then, after a video of some pretty damn impressive takedowns (seriously -- whoever taught her to tackle should be working for the Jacksonville Jaguars), Sam brought the lumber against Faulk. She did what most NFL defenders could not do -- she posterized one of the NFL's all-time great running backs, and Faulk was reduced to a ball of nothing on the turf.

Oh, yeah -- she then threw a perfect pass to Kurt Warner, who was just off-set.

Seriously -- this girl can PLAY. We can't wait to see what she does next.

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