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Vanderbilt female soccer player considered as option to play for men's football team

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 13: Head coach Derek Mason of the Vanderbilt Commodores coaches against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A goalkeeper with Vanderbilt University's women's soccer team could become the first woman to play in a Power 5 FBS NCAA Division I game on Saturday.

First reported by the Vanderbilt Hustler -the university's official newspaper, goalkeeper Sarah Fuller has reportedly practiced with the school's football team as the team faces a shortage of players due to COVID-19 quarantines.

According to the report, head coach Derek Mason stated Fuller is an option to kick for the Commodores when they take on the Missouri Tigers. The head coach appeared on Nashville's 102.5 The Game on Wednesday, confirming the report, stating "she's a champ...a completed competitor. She's an option for us."

Mason also confirmed Fuller went through a walkthrough with the team on Tuesday.

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