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Girl Football Sensation Sam Gordon Returns To The Gridiron; Watch Her Get Ready (VIDEO)

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Look out, boys. Sam Gordon is back.

Sam, the girl football sensation who skipped last year to focus on soccer, will return this season to play youth tackle football, her dad said. Tryouts begin July 28.

"She is super excited to play," Brent Gordon told The Huffington Post.

In the video above, Sam recently attended the University of Michigan's football camp to prepare, showing off her speed and agility. Sam, 11, is entering sixth grade and now stands 4-foot-2 and weighs 70 pounds.

Sam, who's from South Jordan in the Salt Lake City area, became a celebrity in 2012 when her dad posted a highlight reel of her dominating the boys on YouTube. That season as a fourth-grader, she rushed for 1,911 yards and 35 touchdowns for the Herriman District team in the Ute Conference.

The Internet exposure led to talk show appearances, the cover of a Wheaties box and an invitation from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to attend the Super Bowl as his guest.

Last fall, Sam hung up her shoulder pads to focus on qualifying for a high-level spot in the sport she played before football.

"She made the state soccer Olympic Development Program and feels good about where she is at in soccer so she is going to play football again this year," her dad told HuffPost. Asked if Sam worried about getting injured in football, Brent Gordon replied, "Sam always says, 'If they can’t catch me, they can’t hurt me!' "

Here's the 2012 highlight reel of Sam that caused all the fuss:

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