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Sarah Fuller’s football career appears to be over

Sarah Fuller will likely end her college football kicking career in perfect standing.

After becoming the first woman to play and score in a Power Five conference football game, Fuller was robbed of another chance to kick Saturday as Vanderbilt’s season finale against Georgia was canceled because of COVID-19 protocols.

Fuller, a goalie for the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team, made her debut with a kickoff against Missouri on Nov. 28 and then went 2-for-2 in extra points last Saturday against Tennessee.

“It looks like my time as a football player has come to an end,” Fuller said Monday in a statement posted to her Twitter account. “I would like to thank personally the entire Vanderbilt football team, coaches and support staff for this amazing opportunity to be a part of this program.

“I was accepted as an athlete and a true member of this team. This is an experience that I will never forget and will cherish forever. Good luck to the seniors and staff who are moving on to new adventures. Best wishes to the team as this program moves forward and continues to grow.”

Fuller is expected to play soccer for the Commodores this spring — with the NCAA Tournament pushed back because of the pandemic — and then will transfer to North Texas to play the final two years of her college career, according to Yahoo Sports. Fuller told the website she has no plans to play football again at North Texas, but if the Mean Green needed her — as Vanderbilt did this fall due to COVID-19 issues — she would answer the call.

“We’ve watched with admiration and great respect how Sarah has handled herself in making history at Vanderbilt,” North Texas athletic director Wren Baker told Yahoo Sports. “We look forward to welcoming her to the Mean Green family and helping her extend her platform. I know she’s a role model for lots of people in the country, particularly young female athletes.”

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