While Payton Manning and his Denver Broncos took home the trophy in last night’s Super Bowl 50, there was another big winner on the field… 11-year-old Marlo Mosely, NFL’s Play 60 Super Kid.
Marlo was one of thousands of young football fans who entered to win the NFL Play 60 Super Bowl contest, which encourages kids to be active for 60 minutes a day as a way to tackle childhood obesity.
To say that Marlo loves football would be an understatement, she lives football. Marlo plays wide receiver for her Pop Warner tackle football team (she’s the only girl on the team), is a die-hard 49ers fan and practices as much as she can with her dad in the yard. But she doesn’t want to play professionally, she wants to coach… specifically, she wants to be a “head coach.”
In her contest video submission Marlo explains, “My dream is to become an NFL head coach, because I’m a trailblazer, and I would love to share my love for football at the professional level.”
As the Super Kid, Marlo won a 7-day adventure to Super Bowl 50 and was a special correspondent for Good Morning America, but her favorite moment was running the game ball out to the referee before the Super Bowl kickoff.
We’re sure this isn’t the last time we will see Marlo on the field. “Because I think women can do the same thing that men can do,” Marlo said. “Nobody says that a lady can’t be in the NFL and just coach. I think it should be equally the same, if they love to do it than they can do it.”
Check out Marlo in action in this awesome video from the NFL.