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Sarah Fuller: Female college football player, soccer star to appear in inauguration special

Sarah Fuller
Posted at 8:34 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 08:34:23-05

Vanderbilt student-athlete Sarah Fuller — the first woman to appear in a major college football game — will be featured as part of president-elect Joe Biden's prime-time inauguration special on Wednesday night.

Fuller made history in the fall when she took the field as a kicker for Vanderbilt's football team, becoming the first female to play in a Power Five college football game. Later in the season, she converted two extra points against Tennessee to become the first woman to score in a Power Five game.

A senior from Wyle, Texas, Fuller also played for the women's soccer team throughout her career with the Commodores.

On Sunday, Fuller shared that she will be part of the "Celebrating America" feature celebrating the Presidential Inauguration, which will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night.

The 90-minute feature will be hosted by Tom Hanks and showcase remarks from Biden, vice president-elect Kamala Harris and feature musical performances from Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake.

"The program will celebrate American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis, including frontline workers, health care workers, teachers, citizens giving back, and those who are breaking barriers," the Presidential Inaugural Committee said in a statement about the event.

This story was originally published by Kelsey Keny on WTVF in Nashville, Tennessee.