Next stop for Sam Gordon: Super Bowl XLVII

Updated: January 29, 2013, 2:00 PM ET
By Jane McManus

Brent Gordon raised an eyebrow when his daughter Sam came in and asked him to take the training wheels off her bike before they even got started with a riding lesson.

"No," he remembered saying.

"But I know I don't need them," she replied.

There was something in her confidence that prompted Brent to reconsider. A neighborhood friend had a bike without training wheels. If Sam could demonstrate she could ride it, Brent said he'd take the trainers off her bike. ...

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