Updated: Sep 15
Written by Patrick Pinak
Kaileigh Patterson showing off some of her moves.
Some young athletes are just light years ahead of their competition. That can be said for all ages and all genders in sports from football to softball.
For young Kaileigh Patterson, her sport happens to be flag football. She doesn't just play it, she absolutely dominates it. She can cut, juke and speed past defenders like NFL wide receiver Tyreek Hill. She's so shifty that it looks like all her opponents are at the roller rink the way they're on skates.
And she's tearing up the internet for those exact reasons.
Wearing her signature pigtails, Kaileigh simply cannot be stopped. She plays in a New England flag football league, and it looks like she needs to be moved up to a harder division.
In the clip above, which has racked up nearly 900,000 views on TikTok, she dodges about six different defenders that had no chance at pulling her flags. She even finishes the touchdown off by spinning the football, something that will draw a fine in the NFL.
This isn't the first time Kaleigh has gained internet fame on social media. In January 2022, she was on the receiving end of another touchdown in a video that's garnered more than four million views. While most of the comments were about the dime of a throw, I couldn't help but notice her straight-line speed. She even hits the griddy dance to cap it off. That's cold.
For anyone who's ever played flag football, you probably know that evading defenders is the name of the game. It's also incredibly difficult. Yet here's young Kaileigh Patterson making it look easy. All I know is she isn't going anywhere anytime soon. She's going to be a problem for young flag players for years. Who knows, maybe she'll end up in the NFL one day.