Vanderbilt women’s soccer player turned football kicker Sarah Fuller had a big day on Saturday.
Fuller became the first woman to score in a Power 5 college football game. Vanderbilt’s kicker made two extra points on Saturday in a loss to Tennessee.
Vanderbilt lost to Tennessee, 42-17, but Fuller made two extra points.
“This whole time has been if I can do it, if I’m good enough to do it,” Fuller told reporters after the game. “It wasn’t if I was a girl or not. So that’s something I’ve really appreciated. At the end of the day, they treated me like an athlete and that’s the best I could ask for.”
Vanderbilt interim coach Todd Fitch made it clear that Fuller was the best kicker for the extra points job.
“She’s been accurate in that area of the field,” Fitch said. “We get in the game and she was highly accurate with it in that range, the extra points and inside the 10, so she was going to get those. The other kickers were going to get it further back.
“It was truly off statistics of the week’s preparation. It wasn’t about trying to do something special. It was truly who made most of those kicks.”
Fuller, meanwhile, attributed her success to some special socks.
Honestly, it was the Harry Potter socks.
— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) December 13, 2020
Hey, that makes sense. Harry Potter is pretty awesome.