Rochester, Minnesota native Manasa Yerriboyina, 12, is this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid, the NFL announced last week. As the winner of the 2017 NFL PLAY 60 Super Bowl Contest presented by Danimals, Manasa will act as the official NFL PLAY 60 Ambassador during Super Bowl Week and deliver the game ball to the official on the field moments before the kickoff of Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 4 on NBC.

ABC’s Good Morning America hosts broke the news to Manasa in-studio this morning with the help of Minnesota Vikings TE Kyler Rudolph. Hundreds of young fans nationwide entered this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Bowl Contest Presented by Danimals online at NFLRUSH.com/SuperKid. To be eligible, Manasa submitted videos showcasing her favorite celebration dance and her commitment to being active for 60 minutes a day. Following rounds of interviews and public voting, Manasa was named the winner of this year’s contest for her dedication to a healthy lifestyle and her passion for helping others to stay active and eat healthy.

Manasa is a 7th grade student, athlete and valued leader in her community. As a Fuel Up to Play 60 student, she helps lead health and wellness events at her school throughout the year, most recently organizing her school’s color run. She empowers her peers to stay active, learn healthy habits from each other and create positive change within their community. A multi-sport athlete, she plays tennis, football, badminton and basketball and challenges herself as a middle school student on the high school debate team.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl LII, Manasa will visit Super Bowl Experience Driven by Genesis, the epicenter for NFL fans in Minnesota during Super Bowl Week; interview members of the Super Bowl teams at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade; and visit Super Bowl Live Presented by Verizon, amongst other events.

Watch Manasa’s surprise here: https://tinyurl.com/y7hcd8jr.

The NFL PLAY 60 Super Bowl Contest Presented by Danimals is part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness initiative encouraging kids to get active for 60 minutes a day. This year the NFL is celebrating a decade of getting kids active and healthy through NFL PLAY 60. Children can pledge to PLAY 60, get tips from NFL pros and learn ways to rally their community to get active and healthy by visiting NFLRUSH.com. Stay connected with NFL PLAY 60 on social media by following @NFLPLAY60 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About NFL PLAY 60: For a decade, NFL PLAY 60 has brought together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with partner organizations to increase physical activity among youth. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $350 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have constructed more than 250 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated programs into 73,000 schools since the campaign launched. NFL PLAY 60 is also implemented locally, as part of the NFL’s in-school, after-school and team-based programs. For more information, visit NFL.com/PLAY60.

About Dannon: The Dannon Company, maker of Danimals, is the Official Yogurt Sponsor of the NFL and is the leading maker of yogurt in the USA. Dannon’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

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