Sarah Fuller is racking up accolades. After becoming the first woman to play in a Power Five football game, she was then announced as the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
Fuller suited up for Vanderbilt on short notice when the team’s kicking specialists were unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols.
Former NFL punter and current radio host Pat McAfee is now addressing all of the critics that claim this entire thing was a publicity stunt.
“I don’t think Sarah was out asking for this. An opportunity presented itself, and Sarah was like ‘Yes, I’ll do it,’” McAfee said.
Vanderbilt special teams coordinator Devin Fitzsimmons said giving Fuller a chance was most definitely not a PR move:
Fuller had a 0.97 goals against average this season, a mark that ranks eighth in program history.