Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, becomes the first woman to score in a major college football game. The senior connected on an extra point late in the first quarter to tie the Commodores’ game against Tennessee at seven, then another following the Commodores’ final touchdown in a 42-17 loss to the Volunteers. With a clean snap and hold on the first attempt, Fuller delivered squarely through the middle of the uprights.
The First Woman to Score in a Power Five Game
Fuller is excited and happy that the team got a touchdown. She is ready to go out and do her thing. Hence, with the mindset, she becomes the first woman to score in a power five game. It is when she kicked off the second half of Vanderbilt’s 41-0 loss to Missouri according to the latest sports news.
Former Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason offered Fuller, an SEC champion goalkeeper on the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team, the opportunity to join the football team when COVID-19 protocols struck the Commodores’ specialists.
Fuller accepted and practiced in the week leading up to the Missouri game. Mason was fired after the loss, which extended a winless season for Vanderbilt (0-9). Fuller could get another opportunity next week as Vanderbilt is scheduled to finish its season at Georgia.
The Power Five conferences include the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and ACC. Two other female kickers have previously appeared in an FBS college game: April Gross of Kent State and Katie Hnida of New Mexico.
Sara Fuller Makes History
Fuller, the goalkeeper for Vanderbilt’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) women’s soccer team, got her historic chance with just under two minutes left in the first quarter of the game between two teams belonging to one of the major Power Five conferences.
Listed second out of three available kickers on the depth chart, Fuller came out for the extra point, which tied the score at 7-7 at that stage of the game.
The 188cm senior put the ball through the uprights and celebrated by pumping her fist before slapping high fives with teammates.
One of the game officials made sure to give the 21-year-old the ball, bringing it to her at the sideline.