Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller has reportedly been officially invited to take part in Joe Biden’s inauguration this week.
“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” Fuller tweeted. “This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman.”
It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions. This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @BidenInaugural pic.twitter.com/16izLbIqEu
— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) January 17, 2021
Fuller made headlines when she took the field for Vanderbilt and proceeded to kick a ball 30 yards down field during a 41-0 loss to Missouri. Though Vanderbilt went 0-9 for the season, the press still went gaga over Fuller, treating her as if she was the second coming.
ESPN reported that helped Vanderbilt win the Southeastern Conference women’s soccer tournament as the goalkeeper, and she was brought onto the football team to help out when it was dealing with coronavirus-related issues.
It’s unclear what specific role Fuller will have in the inauguration, which will be much different and scaled back this year due to COVID-19.
Fuller has already said that she will not be playing football next year, and that she plans to transfer to North Texas State University to play soccer, according to The Tennessean.
“It looks like my time as a football player has come to an end,” Fuller said in a statement. “I would like to thank personally the entire Vanderbilt football team, coaches and support staff for this amazing opportunity to be a part of this program.
“I was accepted as an athlete and a true member of this team,” she added. “This is an experience that I will never forget and will cherish forever. Good luck to the seniors and staff who are moving on to new adventures. Best wishes to the team as this program moves forward and continues to grow.”
Fuller was quick to embrace her overnight fame this past year.
“I love that so much, it’s so amazing,” she told Yahoo Sports. “When I went to a college game or watched older girls growing up, I felt the same way and looked up to them. Now being a college athlete and being that inspiration is really cool.”