Watch: 10-Year-Old Natalie Blank Shines as Panini Super Bowl LII Kid Reporter
February 01, 2018

ST. PAUL., Minn. — On a packed Xcel Energy Center floor during Monday’s Super Bowl Opening Night extravaganza, it was the littlest reporter in the arena who provided some of the evening’s biggest moments. Decked out in her pink “Panini America” T-shirt and quarterbacked by Super Bowl XXXV champion Trent Dilfer, 10-year-old Tennessean Natalie Blank, this year’s Panini America Super Bowl Kid Reporter winner, kept making memories.

In poignant one-on-ones with Super Bowl LII starting quarterbacks Tom Brady and Nick Foles, she asked them about the most inspiring women in their life. The exchanges made headlines. She received a hearty hug from James Harrison when she gave him his special Super Bowl LII Panini Instant card. She even ended up giving a few interviews herself, including one to USA Today. In the end, it was a truly remarkable night for the fearless fifth-grader. You can check out her work with the Pats and Eagles in the must-see videos that follow. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America social channels for continued coverage.

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