Lauren Silberman is a 28 year old New Yorker who just became the first woman in history to register for an NFL regional scouting combine. Silberman was a soccer player at the University of Wisconsin and attended MIT, but has no real football kicking experience.
“I was not aware that I was the first female registrant,” Silberman told NFL.com on Tuesday. “I was actually hoping that the 2012 historical milestone rule, to allow women to play, would prompt more women to attend tryouts this year. But for me, what’s important is to finally have a chance to fulfill my dreams by trying out to play in the world’s most competitive football league.
“The opportunity to attend this event could not be more exciting. Getting to meet interesting people and perfect my technique from others could not be more rewarding … Regardless of the outcome of the tryout, I hope there is a way I can contribute and strengthen the league.”
Silberman will be competing against plenty of college kickers at the New Jersey regional combine March 2nd and 3rd.
Not as shabby looking as I would have thought. It sounds like she gets the fact that she pretty much has zero shot here. This is a publicity stunt. Nick Mangold’s sister is still the only chick that I’ve seen who I think could cut it in the NFL.