Vanderbilt Considering Using Female Soccer Player To Kick After Team Hit By COVID-19 (PICS)

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Vanderbilt football has the chance of making Power 5 history this weekend.

Because of COVID-19 protocols landing specialists in quarantine, women’s soccer starting goalkeeper Sarah Fuller practiced with the football team as a kicker this week, The Vanderbilt Hustler’s Simon Gibbs reported.

Fuller was in full pads and uniform, walking through “with coaches and at least one specialist on the sidelines.” If she plays on Saturday, it’s believed she’ll be the first woman to log a snap in a Power 5 game.

Head coach Derek Mason confirmed that Fuller was at practice and that she’s “an option” to kick against Missouri on Saturday.

“She’s got a strong leg. We’ll see what that yields,” Mason said. “…Sarah’s an option. She seems to be a pretty good option, so we’ll figure out what that looks like on Saturday.”

“Right now, we’re just looking at all options,” Mason said on ESPN 102.5 The Game. “For us, talking to Sarah, she’s a champ, and no pun intended. Just coming off an SEC Championship in soccer… She’s a complete competitor. She’s an option for us. Right now, that’s where we sit.”

Vanderbilt is just 3-7 in field goals this season. The team is 0-7.

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