Meet Amaya Moreno: The 11-Year-Old Star Female Quarterback
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While football remains a male-dominated sport, that doesn’t mean there aren’t young girls who aspire to play the game at more than a recreational level. Amaya Moreno is a prime example of that.

The 11-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona recently went viral for her otherworldly talent as a football quarterback, showcasing her arm in a highlight video which will make your jaw drop.

Amaya Moreno Football

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Moreno, who currently plays for a youth girls flag football team in Arizona, garnered attention on a national level after footage of her making an impressive throw went viral on social media. Outlets such as MaxPreps shared the clip, which has garnered thousands of likes online.

Moreno also plays alongside young boys in a tackle football league, where she’s one of the best players on the field and her team’s starting quarterback. Moreno is a mainstay at football camps, and even made local news as a participant at the Elev8 Winter Football Camp in 2020.

As evidenced from her social media, football means everything to Moreno, and she boasts talent rarely seen at such a young age.


She frequently posts clips of her playing in games and running practice drills to her TikTok and Instagram, all of which leave viewers extremely impressed with her arm strength and accuracy.

Virtually every post on her Instagram page has to do with football, whether it be from a camp, a game, or just her own leisure time. That type of dedication to a craft is rare to see for someone her age, and it goes to show that she has a true passion for the sport and a bright future within it.

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller recently made college football history as the first female to score in a Power Five NCAA football game. Moreno seems to have the talent to achieve even greater feats.

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Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
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