Vandy's Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play Power 5 game


Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller made history Saturday, becoming the first woman to ever play in a Power 5 college football game.

The moment came on the Commodores’ opening kickoff of the second half against Southeastern Conference foe Missouri. Vandy was unable to score in the first half, failing to give Fuller a chance to hit a field or kickoff in the first two quarters.

Vanderbilt was ultimately shut out, 41-0, for the game. Had the team been able to put Fuller in position for a field goal attempt, she could've become the first woman to score points in a Power 5 game.

Fuller is the third woman to play in an FBS game, joining New Mexico’s Katie Hnida and Kent State’s April Goss. In 2003, Hnida made two extra points to became the first woman to score in an FBS game. Ashley Martin of FCS school Jacksonville State was the first woman to score at the Div. I level, when she kicked three extra points in 2001.