Sarah Fuller made history two weeks ago by becoming the first woman to ever play in a Power Five college football game. It turns out she wasn’t done making history with the Vanderbilt Commodores.
On Saturday afternoon, Fuller became the first woman to ever score in a Power Five game by knocking in an extra point in the first quarter against Tennessee.
Fuller went with a power approach on the extra point attempt, which didn’t really matter considering she easily made it. Immediately after her kick went through the uprights, the crowd at Vanderbilt Stadium went wild.
Once she made it over to the sidelines, Fuller was greeted with some smelling salts from one of the Vanderbilt coaches. It was the ultimate sign of her being a football player.
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) December 12, 2020
The college football world is behind Fuller and her quest to break down barriers.
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf shared some heartwarming words for Fuller after seeing her extra point attempt this afternoon.
“Only reason I’m watching this Vanderbilt-Tennessee game was for that moment,” Leaf wrote on Twitter. “Sarah Fuller through the uprights to tie it up. Why do I feel so proud of her, I don’t even know her. If she inspires a 44-year-old man imagine how she’s inspiring young girls! Way to go.”
Congratulations to Fuller on this awesome accomplishment. Hopefully we’ll see her back on the field later today.