History-making Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller invited to Biden’s inauguration

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller invited to Joe Biden’s inauguration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt University place-kicker Sarah Fuller continues to make history.

Fuller, 21, the first woman to score a point in a Power 5 college football game, said she has been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. She also will participate in the “Celebrating America” television program several hours later, The Tennessean reported.

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The show will air at 8:30 p.m. ET and be simulcast on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS, according to Biden’s presidential inaugural committee.

“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” Fuller posted Sunday on Twitter. “This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking.”

The show, hosted by Tom Hanks, will feature speeches by Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, according to The Tennessean.

Fuller became the first woman to play in a Power 5 game on Nov. 28 with a squib kick to open the second half of a loss at Missouri. On Dec. 12, Fuller became the first woman to score a point in a Power 5 college football game, kicking a pair of extra points.

Fuller, who played goalkeeper for the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team, helped the Commodores win the Southeastern Conference tournament, ESPN reported.

Fuller said she will not be playing football next season. After playing for Vanderbilt in this year’s NCAA women’s soccer tournament, she plans to transfer to North Texas State University to play soccer, The Tennessean reported.

“It looks like my time as a football player has come to an end,” Fuller said in a statement. “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.”