Nov 29, 2020 - Sports

Vanderbilt kicker becomes first woman to play in Power 5 football

Sarah Fuller kicks off yesterday. Photo: L.G. Patterson/AP
Sarah Fuller kicks off yesterday. Photo: L.G. Patterson/AP

Vanderbilt senior Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play in a Power 5 football game yesterday "when she delivered the opening kickoff of the second half for Vanderbilt against Missouri," ESPN reports.

Details: "Fuller, a senior goalkeeper on Vanderbilt's SEC championship soccer team, sent the low kick to the 35-yard line where it was downed by Missouri," as the play was designed. Vandy lost, 41-0.

  • COVID protocols and restrictions left Commodores coach Derek Mason with few options, prompting him to reach out to the soccer team.

Fuller told The (Nashville) Tennessean: "Girl dads have come up to me and said, 'You are inspiring my girls. I want them to know they can do anything, and you are proving that point.'" Anchor down!

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