Not many 12-year-olds will reminisce, while watching Sunday's Super Bowl, about having used an NFL press pass to interview 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Jadon Bosarge, kid reporter, will.
A sixth-grader at Petaluma's Corona Creek School, Jadon already has achieved considerable success in two careers. He's a professional model -- for Gymboree, Gap Kids, North Face, Raley's, Invisalign braces and Honda. But the modest, 82-pound 4-foot-9er is most excited about what he's done as a volunteer sports reporter.
Wild about football, Jadon has interviewed players, coaches and others in the game and written stories for publications that include a widely read newspaper and website produced by the Sonoma-based Kid Scoop.
"Some of the stories are about players. Some are about the gear. Some are about the game," the scribe said from an east Petaluma home shared by his Alabama-reared parents, Felicia and Austin, and brother Jaret, 8.
"I just love football."
Jadon's biggest scoop to date came during a family trip to the South last Thanksgiving. He wanted to cover the Nov. 25 Niners-Saints game in New Orleans and his dad, an attorney who grew up near Mobile and played football at Georgia Tech, was happy to oblige.
Jadon's position as a reporter for Kid Scoop entitled him to a full-privileges press pass to the game. He wrote play-by-play from a glassed-in seat high up in a Mercedes-Benz Superdome press box.
After the game, he accompanied the rest of the press corps down to the locker rooms. He grabbed a few comments from Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins and came close to popping a question to Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who'd thrown for 231 yards in his second start with the team.
"I saw Frank Gore in the background, in an interview with NFL Network," Jadon said.
He'd moved to a small room just outside the visiting team's locker room when a woman, presumably surprised to see a kid wearing a press pass, asked him if he was a reporter.