First Woman to Join NFL Trials Sunday
Lauren Silberman a longshot, but eager for her shot
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2013 11:06 AM CST
Lauren Silberman will make history Sunday when she becomes the first woman to compete in the NFL's regional trials, trying to become a kicker.   (TheFan Perspective)

(Newser) – There's never been a woman in the NFL, but that's not stopping Lauren Silberman. Just by trying out at the NFL regional trials on Sunday, she'll be making history, becoming the first woman to do so, reports the AP. Silberman, 28, has no experience playing organized football, but she did play soccer at the University of Wisconsin, notes USA Today. She secured the invitation to the regional trial after video surfaced online of her making NFL field goals at an exhibition event.

"I am working hard to prepare but I am also realistic about my chances," she says. "I hope my willingness to put myself out there inspires others to seize opportunities and challenges." Even though the odds are long, NFL punter Sean Landeta gives Silberman credit for competing. "I give her points for giving it a shot," he says. "She's obviously following her dream."

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Imhotep
Mar 11, 2013 8:49 AM CDT
What a waste of time. Who's behind this BS anyway. Did someone say creamed and paraplegic for the rest of her life. Idiots are running the show. From top to bottom. Who knows, maybe N. Korea could win. Generals that fool around with prostitiutes, maybe the whole smelly thing is rotten to the core and it's by a wing and a prayer they can hold it together. The brain trust sure needs going over.
Jayden
Mar 8, 2013 2:39 PM CST
Maybe the gays will destroy the NFL. That would be one good thing they would do.
BCS
Mar 3, 2013 1:55 AM CST
If there's one position a woman ever does play in the NFL, it would be kicker or punter, but judging by this girl's picture, she would vaporize into a fine red mist on contact, if hit by an NFL athlete. Some of those guys may as well be silver backs as far as shes concerned. We're talking over 10 times her strength! Honestly, they could never let her in, because no one could go 100% with her, without risking killing her every time.