Lauren Silberman Becomes First Female Kicker to Try-Out for NFL! [Video]
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”I’ve always been an athlete, and I’ve always been a gamer,” she said while fighting back tears. ”When I had the opportunity to be in the NFL, one of the world’s most competitive leagues, I absolutely had to take the chance.”
”Our job is to evaluate talent and not leave any stone unturned,” said Stephen Austin, the NFL’s director of regional combines. ”We want young, athletic people who have played a sport, typically in college or military or small schools.”
”In talking to some of the other guys out here, I don’t think her being a girl had anything to do with it,” Sonny Powell, a Charlotte soccer player said. ”We’re all playing for a job here and everybody’s nerves were going crazy.” – yahoo
5-foot-6 Lauren Silberman, 28, became the first woman to try-out for the NFL on Sunday at a regional NFL combine in Florham Park, NJ! She competed against 50 male counterparts! She may not have broke the plain, but she did break ground in a male-dominated sport! She kicked the ball 13 yards on her first attempt and 18 yards on her second attempt; wincing from pulled quadriceps! I guarantee you that within the next decade that there will be women kickers in the NFL! Check out her try-out above and more news below on video!
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