Sarah fuller, the first female athlete to play Power 5 conference football, is back in college football, but at a new school.
Fuller returned to her home state of Texas to play for North Texas after a memorable fall 2020 campaign in soccer and soccer.
In November, she won the starting goalie position for Vanderbilt and helped the Commodores win the SEC football tournament title for the first time since 1994. After the season ended, she was drafted to give a Kicking off winless Vandy football team after COVID-19 contact tracing thinned kickers’ bodies.
Wearing “Play Like A Girl” on his helmet, Fuller kicked off a game against Missouri, then went 2v2 with extra points in the SEC game against Tennessee two weeks later. .
Fuller was even chosen to introduce the vice president Kamala harris at a presidential inauguration event in January and attended the ESPY Awards. She even has an official store, where she sells her own clothes under the terms of the new NIL rules.
Fuller, who has a degree in medicine, health and society for Vanderbilt, will be a transfer graduate with two years of eligibility to North Texas, which has won a Conference-USA record eight women’s football trophies in just eight seasons.
North Texas Head Coach John hedlund:
“A big part of our championship success at UNT has always been having a great goalie for us throughout my time here. Sarah brings that presence with her experience as a Vanderbilt starter this season and by playing. in the SEC. At 6-1, she has the height, athleticism and obviously the experience to dominate in goal and add to our eight championships in C-USA. “
Photo by Matthew Maxey / Icon Sportswire