Sarah Fuller is officially the first. She made history Saturday afternoon in Missouri, becoming the first woman to play in a power-conference college football game.
The Vanderbilt place-kicker kicked off to start the second half of Vanderbilt’s game against Missouri, writing her name into the record books. The winless Commodores had yet to give her a chance at a field goal or extra point after being shut out in the first half by mediocre Missouri
The goaltender on the school’s women’s soccer team, Fuller was given a shot on the football team this week after several players were unavailable because they tested positive for COVID-19.
“It hits me every now and then I’m like, ‘Whoa this is all happening,’ ” the Wylie, Texas, native told the school’s official website before the game. “I think it’s amazing and incredible. But I’m also trying to separate that because I know this is a job I need to do and I want to help the team out and I want to do the best that I can. Placing that historical aspect aside just helps me focus in on what I need to do. I don’t want to let them down anyway.
“It’s an honor they called on me to be able to do this and help them out.”
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