Sarah Fuller was rightly referred to as a "legend" by Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson says Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller is a 'legend'

Vanderbilt Commodores kicker Sarah Fuller made history on Saturday, becoming the first woman to play in a Power Five college football game. 

Against Missouri, Fuller delivered a perfect squib kick that was recovered at the 35-yard-line to open the second half, but that's all the action she saw in a massive 41-0 loss to the Tigers. Still, her performance was inspiring for many, and NFL players even took notice, including Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who called her a "legend." 

Wilson is no stranger to supporting women in sports. He is co-owner and chairman of NFL FLAG, which is a flag football league for both boys and girls. He also has been seen sitting courtside at Stanford women's basketball games, cheering on his sister Anna. 

Following Saturday's game, Fuller had a simple message for girls across the globe: "I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to."

It's not clear whether or not Fuller will appear in another game for the Commodores this year. She only was recruited by the team after a number of players had to quarantine due to COVID-19 policies. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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