Vanderbilt football, which needs a kick, could turn to footballer Sarah Fuller.
Appearing on 102.5 The Game in Nashville on Wednesday, coach Derek Mason confirmed that Fuller “is an option for us.”
The Vanderbilt Hustler first reported that Fuller trained with the football team on Tuesday with many specialists from the quarantined team due to COVID-19 testing.
If Fuller plays against Missouri on Saturday, it is believed that she would be the first woman to appear in a Power 5 soccer game.
Fuller is a senior Texas goaltender who played nine games and made 28 saves for the Commodores, who finished 8-4 last season.
Vanderbilt has had issues in the kicking game since the summer, when transfer graduate Oren Milstein retired. Junior Pierson Cooke, the only player to attempt goals from the field this season, is 3-for-7. Javan Rice, a junior who was ESPN’s 12th-ranked kicker in the class of 2018, did not play in one game this season.
The Commodores are 0-7 this season, Mason’s seventh at the top of the program.