Sarah Fuller: Making College Football History

Sarah Fuller: Making College Football History

Vanderbilt University, a small, prestigious university located in Nashville, Tennessee is home to some of the best academics and sports life. This year, with a pandemic and want for a sports season, it seemed pretty hard for the football team to try and work out a way in which players could still feel a bit normal. Fortunately, Vanderbilt had the opportunity, until a huge obstacle hit them that could have caused the turnout for the rest of their season to suffer. Their very own placekicker, as well as other teammates, were struck with COVID-19 and were unable to play due to being quarantined. To try and save the day, the head coach chose Sarah Fuller, senior women’s soccer player, to take on the position. Her first game, against the University of Missouri, she made history by strutting  “play like a girl” on the back of her helmet. Fuller stated in an NBC News article that she did not even feel nervous playing and that she hoped her performance and chance to play inspires other young girls to do anything they wish to, even if it is something that men seem to dominate. Her taking a stance and stepping up to the plate as a woman in a world that seems to push her own kind down is extremely admirable. In an all girls institution, it is important that we recognize what our wants are and use the tools that we have to chase after them. We must discover ourselves and what it means to be a woman in order to pursue what it is we truly want to do with the purpose we have been given, which is something Fuller is profound in.

To try and save the day, the head coach chose Sarah Fuller, senior women’s soccer player, to take on the position.”

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