Sarah Fuller has been on Vanderbilt’s football team for less than a week and she’s already trying to make an impact in the locker room.
On Saturday, Fuller became the first woman to play in a college football game for a power five school after the team’s special team’s unit had to sit out due to Covid-19 protocols.
HISTORY MADE 👏@VandyFootball’s Sarah Fuller is the first woman in college football history to play in a Power 5 game. pic.twitter.com/zhSaLqa3Bg
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 28, 2020
Fuller wasn’t satisfied with just being on the team and chose to speak to her teammates at halftime. According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, Fuller called out her teammates for not supporting each other on the sidelines during the first half of the game.
I just got off a Zoom call with Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, who detailed the halftime speech she gave and the reception it received.
"I had coaches come up to me and say 'I’ve been wanting to say that for awhile now,'" Fuller said. pic.twitter.com/AjoEEjJbeh
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) November 29, 2020
On Sunday, Fuller said she spoke with special teams coordinator Devin Fitzsimmons about staying with the team and he was on board with it.
Via 247 Sports
“I talked with Fitz during the game actually, … and he was like, ‘We’d love to have you stick around,'” Fuller said. “I would love to continue learning and refine my kicks and everything. This morning, I plan on going to the meetings and learning. I asked for some film on some NFL kickers that are comparable to how I kick so I can refine that.
“I’ll stay around as long as they want me, until they kick me off. I’m here for the long run.