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. Her kick traveled 30 yards. 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.”