Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller Wins SEC Player Of The Week Award After Historic Kick
Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller Wins SEC Player Of The Week Award ... After Historic Kick
11/30/2020 1:45 PM PT
Awesome honor for Sarah Fuller ... the Vanderbilt kicker, who just became the 1st woman to ever compete for a Power 5 college football team, has now earned an SEC Player of the Week award.
The conference announced the selection Monday ... splitting this week's Special Teams Player of the Week honors between Fuller and Florida punt returner Kadarius Toney.
"Fuller made history Saturday," SEC officials said in a statement.
Fuller -- who just joined the Commodores' football team last week after it was left shorthanded due to COVID-19 -- kicked just one ball for Vandy on Saturday, but she made it count.
What an inspiration 🙌— ESPN (@espn) November 28, 2020 @espn
Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to play in a Power 5 college football game.
(via @SECNetwork) pic.twitter.com/2hGXmcvBeK
In the opening kickoff of the second half of the Commodores' loss to Missouri ... Fuller executed a planned squib kick to perfection that was downed at her opponents' 35-yard line.
Afterward, Fuller -- who's the school's women's soccer team's starting goalkeeper -- said, "I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to. Like, you really can."
PLAY. LIKE. A. GIRL.— Eliza Orlins (@elizaorlins) November 29, 2020 @elizaorlins
Thank you, Sarah, for paving the way for generations of little girls and being an incredible role model.
“I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to.” – Sarah Fuller #playlikeagirl pic.twitter.com/PHT4koxQWR
"And, if you have that mentality all the way through, you can do big things."
Well said ... and congrats!