Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller makes history as first female to appear in a Power 5 game
History was made in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday afternoon.
Coming out of halftime, Vanderbilt sent Sarah Fuller, the team’s newest kicker and a member of the Commodores’ title-winning women’s soccer team, out to handle the second half kickoff, making her the first female to appear in a Power 5 game.
As you can see below, she hit a little squib kick, which Mizzou had to fall on to keep possession. The way it looked, it seemed like a planned squib:
Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to play in Power 5 college football game with this kick!
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 28, 2020
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 28, 2020
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 28, 2020
Whether or not she handles any potential extra points or field goals remains to be seen. First, Vanderbilt’s stagnant offense has to get into range for a kick, which didn’t happen during the first half.
Mizzou holds a 21-0 lead, but regardless of outcome, this game will live on in the history books for the rest of time thanks to Fuller.