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Sarah Fuller Makes History

Updated Nov. 29, 2020 8:32 p.m. ET

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller made history Saturday, becoming the first woman to play in a Power 5 college football game.

Fuller broke the gender barrier when she executed the second-half kickoff in Vanderbilt's 41-0 loss at Missouri.

After the game, Fuller passionately spoke about representing "the little girls out there."

The sports world promptly sent its congratulations to Fuller after the kick.

Fuller – a senior – was the starting goalkeeper on Vanderbilt's 2020 SEC championship team, and she traveled with the Vanderbilt football team as the only kicker on the roster this weekend.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, several Vanderbilt specialists landed in quarantine this week, and Fuller was added to the team earlier in the week. 

On Tuesday, Fuller practiced in full pads and uniform.


Entering Saturday, Vanderbilt was just 3-for-7 kicking field goals this season and the Commodores sit at 0-7 on the season.

When the news broke this week, the social media world reacted:

Unfortunately for Fuller and Vanderbilt, the Commodores were shut out by Missouri, so she didn't have an opportunity to get on the scoreboard. 

Due in part to the loss, Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday. But while she didn't score a point, Fuller still made an impact with a rousing halftime speech Saturday.

Stay tuned for more updates.


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