The name Sarah Fuller became a household name when she made history for Vanderbilt Saturday.
Fuller made history as the first woman to play in a Power Five college football game when the Vanderbilt senior made her historic debut as a kicker for the Commodores.
Fuller kicked off for Vanderbilt to start the second half, making her the first woman to see game-time action in a Power Five football game.
The Wylie, Texas, native joined the team after several team specialists entered quarantines related to COVID-19. She serves as Vanderbilt’s goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team.
To encourage other young women, Fuller wore “Play Like A Girl” on the back of her helmet Saturday.
And while Vanderbilt was blanked 41-0, the glass ceiling Fuller broke through is inspirational.
“I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to,” Fuller said postgame.
But, unfortunately, some people weren’t comfortable with Vanderbilt’s move and are afraid of seeing a woman having the same opportunities as a man.
The message above has so many things that need to be unpacked. It’s short sighted, destructive and completely ignorant.
One person who decided to use his platform to shut down this troll was former Oregon Duck Tyrell Crosby, who didn’t mince his words.
Crosby’s message was well received, too.
Kudos to Crosby for speaking up.