Wiedmer: Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller reason enough to be thankful we're still playing college football

AP photo by L.G. Patterson / Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller gets a fist bump from Missouri football coach Eli Drinkwitz after warming up before Saturday's SEC game in Columbia, Mo. Fuller became the first woman to appear in a football game for a Power Five conference team when she kicked off for the Commodores to start the second half.

Making history doesn't always mean walking on the moon, going fast enough to break the sound barrier or becoming the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

Sometimes it's as simple as becoming the first female to take the field in a Power Five conference football game.

So that's what Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller did at the start of Saturday's second half at Missouri, launching her powerful right foot into a kickoff during the Commodores' otherwise depressing 41-0 loss. It wasn't anything spectacular, other than the fact that young women everywhere might justifiably feel spectacular pride in shattering yet another glass ceiling exactly 25 days after Kamala Harris, as Joe Biden's running mate, was elected as the nation's first female vice president.

"It's just so exciting," Fuller, who had a "Play Like A Girl" sticker on the back of her helmet, said afterward.