Woman soccer player will dress, poised to play for Vandy

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller may become the first woman to play in a Power 5 conference college football game on Saturday

Fuller was added to the roster this week.

And if she gets on the field, Sarah Fuller will become the first woman to play in a power five conference game ever. They meant it. Because when Sarah Fuller was a star goalkeeper at Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas, the Pirates football staffers consistently relayed to Chris Bezner the same phrase he eventually grew accustomed to hearing.

Fuller has already made history off the field, as the SEC's first female football player, according to Vanderbilt.

She'll be wearing "Play Like A Girl" on the back of her helmet.

If Fuller appears in the game against Missouri, it is believed that she would be the first female athlete to compete in a Power 5 football game.

The 0-7 Commodores have two games left on their schedule this season.

Fuller also started all four games during the SEC Tournament, which concluded with a 3-1 win over the top-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday.

Vanderbilt has had a very challenging season on the gridiron, losing all seven of their games so far this season.

'I think it's awesome and incredible, ' Fuller told Vanderbilt's website about the historic opportunity.

Two other women have also played in Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) contests, Vanderbilt says. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.

Katie Hnida was the first woman to score at the Football Bowl Subdivision level with two extra points for New Mexico on August 30, 2003. "Placing that historical aspect aside just helps me focus in on what I need to do". April Goss was the second with an extra point for Kent State in 2015.



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