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Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller made history on Saturday when she kicked off for the Commodores to start the second half, becoming the first woman to play in a Power Five football game.
Fuller normally serves as a goalkeeper on Vanderbilt’s women’s soccer team, which she led to the Southeastern Conference title last weekend. She was added to the Commodores’ roster after the team’s other kickers were forced into COVID-19 quarantine, rendering them unavailable for Saturday’s matinee at Missouri.
So Fuller got her shot and the sports world loved every minute of it.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) November 28, 2020
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 28, 2020
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) November 28, 2020
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) November 28, 2020
Didn’t go OB..Didn’t give up a TD.. Gave 0 chance for a return. Set up the D 🗣🗣👏🏻👏🏻
Congrats to @SarahFuller_27 for being THE FIRST EVER WOMAN TO KICKOFF A POWER 5 GAME.
Incredibly rare to be the “1st ever person to do something” these days..this is really cool #ForTheBrand pic.twitter.com/A7vQsAFiM1
— Pat McAFLEET (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 28, 2020
Sarah Fuller squibbed it exactly where she was supposed to (watch Vanderbilt's coverage guys all funneling short right) and left it un-returnable for Mizzou. Probably one of Vandy's best executed plays of the day in all honestly pic.twitter.com/7cEY8j9rnN
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) November 28, 2020
— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) November 28, 2020
— Marquette King (@MarquetteKing) November 28, 2020
— dawnstaley (@dawnstaley) November 28, 2020
— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) November 28, 2020
Sarah Fuller on making history: ‘You can do anything you set your mind to’
Vanderbilt’s offense was so bad that Fuller never got a chance to kick a field goal in the game. The Commodores had just 185 total yards and were never in field goal range in a 41-0 blowout.
But Fuller’s kickoff to start the second half stamped her name into the history books and she had an inspiring message after the game.
“I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to.” – Sarah Fuller pic.twitter.com/e0Fcjl5Yh4
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 28, 2020
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