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Fuller Makes Extra Points, More History

By BJ Bennett
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Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score in a Power Five football game.

Mere weeks after becoming the first woman ever to play in a major conference college football game with her kickoff at Missouri, Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score in a Power Five contest on Saturday against Tennessee. She kicked a first quarter extra point late in the first quarter following a 15-yard touchdown pass from Ken Seals to Cam Johnson. Fuller returned to a congratulatory home sidelines after making her mark.

It was a moment for the ages.

Later in the fourth quarter, after a 16-year score from Seals to Ben Bresnahan, Fuller added a second conversion for two total points in the game. She promptly changed the narrative and, a few hours later, added to it..  

Fuller's story is an inspirational one. Her legacy is a lasting one. All that Fuller has accomplished is an example for girls, and all people, of all that can be done. The status quo has been changed and been changed by a competitive spirit. Also talent and tenacity alike. Name forever in the record books, Sarah Fuller will be talked about, remembered and celebrated for years. She has earned that spotlight.

Football success is a continuation of athletic achievement for Fuller as she was a goalkeeper for Vanderbilt's SEC Tournament Championship-winning women's soccer team. Her last efforts came with hardware; her latest came with history.

Consider Fuller's extra points a point officially made.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports