Fuller set to kick against Georgia following barrier-breaking appearance
Vanderbilt Commodores senior place kicker Sarah Fuller will take the gridiron again with the ailing football team in Athens, Georgia at 3 p.m. Saturday to face the ninth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. The 6-foot-2 senior was added to the active roster by former head coach Derek Mason. The move came just days after anchoring the net from the goalie spot and helping her soccer team win the SEC Tournament Championship.
Fuller squib kicked the opening second-half kickoff, which was unreturned by Mizzou at its own 35, and earned her SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Monday.
Her appearance in the game was a historic one as Fuller became the first-ever female to play in a Power 5 Conference football game and just the third-ever woman to take the field in FBS history. Impressively, Fuller’s journey will continue as she remains on the travel roster and has continued to practice with the team, according to interim head coach Todd Fitch.
“She’ll be with us on the trip to Georgia and we’re going to put the best people out there,” Fitch said. “If she’s our best option we’ll continue with her and we’ll do the best we can for the team.”
Fitch also said none of the special teams players, who missed last week’s contest due to COVID-19 protocols, have returned to the active roster. For more sports coverage, click here.