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Football-playing Mesquite girl heading to championship

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The best weekend of the NFL season is coming up with semifinals in each conference. While many will be watching at home, a Mesquite girl will be in the middle of the action.

Kloie Oguntodu's coach can't stop praising his 7-year old phenom, but at the start of the school year, Rick Grady didn't even know who she was.

"First year at the school, more than 900 kids, we started watching her, and yeah, she got better and better," said Grady.

Oguntodu comes from a football family. Her father played collegiately at Kansas, so he and the rest of the family help teach her fundamentals and a good work ethic.

Every morning at school, she practices throwing as well as punting and kicking. She also practices on some weekends, too, and it seems to she never gets tired of it.                     

Oguntodu's skills got her to the Punt, Pass and Kick regional competition at AT&T Stadium. 

She won the 6 to 7-year-old girls group and will head to Denver over the weekend to compete for a national championship.

"I want to say, straight up, I think she's gonna win, but she's already won," said Grady.

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