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Cancellation of Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Likely Ends Sarah Fuller's Football Career


Sarah Fuller's career as a college football kicker has likely come to an end, according to Yahoo Sports Pete Thamel

Fuller served as Vanderbilt's kicker for parts of the last two weeks. She kicked off against Missouri on Nov. 28, and she converted an extra point in a loss to Tennessee on Dec. 12. But Fuller will not take the field on Saturday as the Commodores' regular-season finale against Georgia was canceled

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

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"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 will remain at Vanderbilt through the spring semester as she plays goalie for the soccer team in the NCAA tournament. Fuller then plans to transfer to North Texas, where she will play two more years of soccer. She does not have plans to continue her football career with the Mean Green, per Thamel

“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 Thamel. “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.”

Fuller became the first woman to score in a Power 5 football game on Saturday. She was named SEC special teams player of the week on Nov. 30 after appearing for Vanderbilt vs. Missouri.