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Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5

She kicked off to start the second half in Saturday’s game at Missouri.
Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5
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Published: Nov. 28, 2020 at 2:22 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power 5 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. 

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