The Vanderbilt football team could use some help on special teams, and they are looking to an unconventional place for a potential answer.
According to a report from Vanderbilt Hustler, Sarah Fuller, who plays goalkeeper for the Commodores women’s soccer team, has participated with the football team in a walk-through.
Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason confirmed the news this week and hinted she could work her way onto the team.
“Right now, we’re just looking at all options,” Mason said during the radio appearance on ESPN 102.5 The Game. “For us, talking to Sarah, she’s a champ, and no pun intended. Just coming off an SEC Championship in soccer… She’s a complete competitor. She’s an option for us. Right now, that’s where we sit.”
The team’s current kicker, grad transfer Oren Milstein, has hit just 3-of-7 field goals on the season.
With the Commodores also dealing with COVID-19 issues with their personnel on special teams, the team could be forced to look to Fuller sooner than usual.
And if they do bring Fuller onto the squad, it would be historic as what is believed to be the first female to play for a major Division I school.
Up next for Vanderbilt is a road trip to Missouri on Saturday, November 28. Kickoff between the Commodores and Tigers at Faurot Field is set for noon ET on the SEC Network.