Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5

Vanderbilt Missouri Football
Posted at 12:36 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 15:36:41-05

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half against Missouri.

Fuller kicked off the turf with a holder rather than using a tee, and she sent a low kick to the 35-yard line where it was pounced on by Missouri's Mason Pack.


Fuller didn't get any opportunities in the first half as the Tigers opened a 21-0 lead over the Commodores.

Fuller, a senior goalkeeper on the Vanderbilt soccer team, joined the football team this week after helping the Commodores win the Southeastern Conference Tournament last weekend.

COVID-19 protocols and restrictions left Vandy football coach Derek Mason with a limited number of specialists available against Missouri.