Amanda Gorman tapped to recite new poem at Super Bowl LV

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Amanda Gorman. She made history as the youngest inaugural poet when she recited her now-famous poem, “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Jan 20.

Since then, the 22-year-old phenom has hit the ground running. She has seen a growing demand for her unreleased books, been offered a job from Morgan State University on Twitter, signed with IMG Models, and this week, the NFL has announced that she’ll be featured at this year’s Super Bowl festivities.

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday that Gorman, the nation’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, will recite an original poem to help recognize this year’s honorary captains for the Super Bowl.

Educator Trimaine Davis, Nurse Manager Suzie Dorner, and Marine veteran James Martin will participate in the coin toss on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Florida. The three honorees were chosen for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exemplified the league’s “It Takes All of Us” message this season.

Gorman will recite a new poem that speaks to the honorees’ impact prior to the game.

Super Bowl LV airs on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, with a kick-off time of 5:30 pm CST. You can also watch the game for free-of-charge on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App on your phone and connected TV devices or with your CBS All Access subscription. 

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