Update Nov. 27 1:50 p.m.: Fuller will travel to Columbia to face Mizzou on Saturday.
Sarah Fuller has been cleared and will travel with Vanderbilt football to Missouri. https://t.co/GTvppDMNi6— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) November 27, 2020
It’s been a disaster for the Vanderbilt Commodores in 2020. They’re 0-7, a win doesn’t look so likely, and they’re dealing with a bout of Covid-19.
But that’s not the case for Vanderbilt women’s soccer, who just won the SEC Championship. And it’s possible goalkeeper Sarah Fuller could have some of that winning rub off, as she might be a kicker for the ‘Dores this weekend.
The Vanderbilt football specialists are reportedly in quarantine due to Covid-19, according to Simon Gibbs. This resulted in Fuller joining the football team at a walkthrough practice, according to Commodores head coach Derek Mason.
“Right now, we’re just looking at all options,” Mason said on a local radio station. “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.”
Fuller would be the first woman to play for a Power Five team, though there is precedent for female kickers in college football. Katie Hnida dressed for games at Colorado in 1999 before transferring to New Mexico from 2002-2004. She made two PATs for the Lobos in 2003. April Goss made a PAT for Kent State against Delaware State in 2005.
Vandy takes on Mizzou Saturday at noon on the SEC Network.