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Deberg_1990 02-20-2013 09:01 AM

Will a woman play in the NFL someday?
 
Female will compete at regional combine for first time


The NFL debuted its regional scouting combine concept back in 2011. Ten cities this year hold a regional combine from January to March, with the best players going to a super-regional in Dallas in April.


The March 2-3 New Jersey regional will mark a first in the regional combine process: A female player will compete.

Lauren Silberman of New York City will participate as a kicker. A club soccer player at Wisconsin, Silberman has taken a different path than your average college kicker. She wrote a Master's thesis at MIT about how athletes use video games to enhance their own performance. She then founded a consulting company Double Play that helps athletes use video games for virtual training purposes.

"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."

Silberman, 28, will be competing against plenty of college kickers. (Greg "Legatron" Zuerlein was a success story from last year's regional combines.) She's the ultimate long shot in an event full of them. Her story reminds me of Albert Breer's piece on making the regional combines an American Idol-style buildup to the main NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

"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 said.

We wish Silberman all the best at her tryout and congratulate her on making some history.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...for-first-time

gblowfish 02-20-2013 09:03 AM

This has already happened.
Don't you remember Bill Kenney?
Best chick to ever play in an NFL game, much less start at QB.

Dayze 02-20-2013 09:16 AM

nope

possibly a kicker. but even then...

Rooster 02-20-2013 09:18 AM

We already let them vote. What else do they want? :D

ClevelandBronco 02-20-2013 09:25 AM

Probably, but it will be a transparent gimmick.

crazycoffey 02-20-2013 09:49 AM

Kathy Ireland already did this

Braincase 02-20-2013 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by crazycoffey (Post 9418674)
Kathy Ireland already did this

Right after she kicked KU's DT right in the nads.

tyton75 02-20-2013 10:07 AM

Kicker/Punter is the only place I could see a female being able to play for any sustainable amount of time.

Canofbier 02-20-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by tyton75 (Post 9418745)
Kicker/Punter is the only place I could see a female being able to play for any sustainable amount of time.

This, but I think it would be pretty cool.

gblowfish 02-20-2013 10:13 AM

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I'd let her kick my balls!

Sofa King 02-20-2013 10:15 AM

Men can barely plan in the NFL, let alone a woman.

Frosty 02-20-2013 10:16 AM

Didn't the Chiefs have a female soccer player in a few years ago to try out as a kicker? Maybe during the Gunther years?

Dayze 02-20-2013 10:16 AM

Michelle Jeneke at C.

oldandslow 02-20-2013 10:17 AM

One already does - QB for the home team.

Deberg_1990 02-20-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by tyton75 (Post 9418745)
Kicker/Punter is the only place I could see a female being able to play for any sustainable amount of time.

Some of the girls in the lingerie league can ball.


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