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Females in Football

By Peter Schwartz, USA Football, 02/12/19, 12:00PM CST

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There are women holding significant jobs in the NFL, member clubs, USA Football, and other organizations as well as in the officiating world.

Sam Gordon is the 14-year-old female football player from Utah who has a dream of girl’s high school football becoming a reality one day. Sam began playing tackle football at 9 years old in a boy’s league and when there were no more leagues for her to play in, she looked for ways to continue playing. So, Sam and her father launched the Utah Girls Tackle Football League, and at the NFL Honors on Saturday night, she received the inaugural NFL Game Changer Award created to celebrate those who are committed to moving the game forward.

My wife Sheryl absolutely loves the sport and, in my eyes, she’s the best football mom in the world. She’s one of many women across the country that love watching football, but there are also many young girls who love playing the sport.