Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller makes history with kickoff against Missouri

By Erin Walsh | Last updated 11/28/20

No one will ever forget Sarah Fuller, who became the first woman to play in a Power Five football game on Saturday for the Vanderbilt Commodores

While many criticized her, Fuller delivered a perfect squib kick, which was recovered at the 35-yard line, to start the second half against Missouri. 

Fuller, a senior goalkeeper for Vanderbilt’s women’s soccer team, was recruited as a kicker recently after members of the Commodores football team had to quarantine due to COVID-19 policies. She tried out and did well enough to make the team. 

When she took the field against Missouri on Saturday, Fuller wore an inspirational “Play Like a Girl” sticker on her helmet. She became just the third woman to play in an FBS football game, joining Katie Hnida and April Goss. 

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