March 4, 2013 in Sports

Woman’s NFL tryout lasts two kicks

 

Lauren Silberman’s NFL tryout lasted all of two kicks, neither of which traveled 20 yards. Silberman became the first woman to compete at an NFL regional scouting combine on Sunday in Florham Park, N.J., but left the New York Jets’ practice field after reinjuring her quadriceps. She tried two kickoffs, the first going 19 yards and the second about 13 yards, and then asked to see a trainer. As more than two dozen media, including E! Entertainment network, watched her every move, the 28-year-old Silberman was examined off to the side of the practice field. About 30 minutes later, while 36 other kickers continued their workouts, she called the scene “surreal” and thanked the NFL for “this tremendous opportunity.” – Associated Press

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