Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game by kicking an extra point for Vanderbilt on Saturday. She not only did it once, but twice in the game.
After making an extra-point kick against Tennessee on Saturday, game official Chris Garner chased Fuller to the sideline and handed her the football.
After she made another extra-point kick in the fourth quarter of a 42-17 loss, it was retrieved and will be headed to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
“After all the chaos, one of the refs handed me the ball (from the first extra-point kick),” Fuller said. “And I would like to keep it, if that’s possible. That’s pretty cool.”
Fuller was added to the roster for her first game because numerous special team kickers were out due to COVID-19 contact tracing.
“That’s what (Vanderbilt coaches) have done the entire time,” Fuller said. “It was (based on) if I’m good enough to do it. It wasn’t because I was a girl.
“That’s something I’ve really appreciated. They treated me like an athlete, and that’s the best I could ask for.”