Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captivated the nation at president Joe Biden’s inauguration will recite a new poem at the Super Bowl in Tampa to recognize three honorary game captains chosen by the NFL.
Amanda Gorman to recite a poem at Super Bowl in Tampa
Amanda Gorman, 22, became the youngest poet in history to perform at a presidential inaugural event when she appeared at president Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
The NFL has announced it has selected Gorman to appear at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida this year during the pregame coin toss, when three honorary game captains will be recognized by the league for exemplifying leadership in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The NFL said that presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman was commissioned by the league to compose an original piece about the resiliency of the honorary game captains.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated in a press release on Wednesday: “Before the Honorary Captains are recognized on-field, Presidential Inaugural Poet AMANDA GORMAN will recite an original poem about these three individuals in recognition of their tremendous impact during an unprecedented year. The recitation of the poem will air nationally on CBS and be featured in-stadium.”
Three community leaders to be honored
The NFL press release stated: “Three heroes who served as leaders in their respective communities during the global pandemic will be honored at Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium.”
“The three Honorary Captains – Educator TRIMAINE DAVIS, Nurse Manager SUZIE DORNER and Veteran JAMES MARTIN – will participate in the official on-field Coin Toss ceremony. All three were selected because of their dedication and selfless commitment to helping others. These heroes are symbolic of the thousands of health-care professionals, educators, and veterans throughout our country who continue to care for, heal and support those in need during this pandemic. Together they embody our season-long message of ‘It Takes All of Us’.”