Sarah Fuller, the first woman to kick an extra point in a FBS game, appears to have a big week coming up. She’s planning to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions. This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman,” Fuller wrote before tagging Vice President Kamala Harris before Biden.
Fuller, who crushed two extra points in a 42-17 loss to Tennessee as the Commodores closed out the season 0-9, has spent her offseason doing things like going home to Wylie, Texas and having a day named after her.
The soccer-goalie-turned-extra-point-specialist will be joined by other heavy hitters such as Lady Gaga singing the national anthem and J. Lo doing some sort of musical performance that will cause ARod to smile and nod along.
It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions. This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @BidenInaugural pic.twitter.com/16izLbIqEu
— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) January 17, 2021
Besides her two extra points against the Vols and her charity kickoff against Missouri, Fuller is best known for giving a halftime speech to her teammates BEFORE she had played in a game.
“My main thing was during the SEC tournament, my entire team was cheering the entire time. It didn’t matter if we were in the locker room or if they were on the sidelines, I think that’s what won it for us. Everybody was cheering non-stop. I just went in there, and I said exactly what I was thinking,” Fuller said of her halftime speech. “I was like, ‘We need to be cheering each other on. This is how you win games. This is how you get better by calling each other out for stuff, and I’m going to call you guys out.’
“We need to be supporting one another. If we get a first down, if an interception happens, it’s our fault. We need to be lifting each other up. That’s what a team’s about. I think this team has struggled, and that’s been part of it. We really just need to build that team camaraderie where they can all lean on one another. It was an adjustment going from that team mentality where – hey, we’re all here supporting one another, and I just wanted to bring that to this team.”
Fuller then went out and crushed the second-half kickoff. She was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for her effort in the 41-0 loss.
Sarah Fuller kicks off the second half for Vanderbilt. pic.twitter.com/FvTc7HdVWm
— Jordan Dajani (@JordanDajani) November 28, 2020