During a year that has been difficult on the entire world, the story of Vanderbilt place kicker Sarah Fuller has been an uplifting one over the past few weeks.
Fuller is the goalkeeper for the Vanderbilt soccer team, which won the SEC tournament. Her kicking ability earned a spot on the Commodores football team two weeks ago when Pierson Cooke and Wes Farley were both out due to COVID-19 tracing.
She kicked the ball off Nov. 28 in a game against Missouri, becoming the first woman to play for a power five school. New Mexico’s Katie Hnida (2003) and Kent State’s April Goss (2015) previously scored points as kickers in FBS college football games, though in group of five conferences.
Liz Heaston was first to do so as she kicked two extra points for Willamette, which at the time was an NAIA program, in 1997. Brittany Ryan is the all-time NCAA female scoring leader with 100 points as a kicker at Lebanon Valley (division III) from 2007-10.
Fuller’s opportunity to split the uprights came in Saturday’s loss to Tennessee, as she twice delivered the point after attempt. Fellow Vanderbilt product David Price recognized her accomplishment.
— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) December 12, 2020
Fuller was given the ball from her first extra point, and the second is headed to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Price wanted to remain connected with Dodgers
With MLB playing the 2020 season through a pandemic, players were afforded the opportunity to opt out. Price was the lone member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization who elected to do so, citing concern for the safety of his family.
Although Price wasn’t physically with the team, he regularly watched games and remained part of the players’ group chat. Price also offered any advice and tips to not only teammates, but Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and manager Dave Roberts as well.
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