St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein participated in a regional combine last year before he was drafted and morphed into "Legatron.". In an era where Danica Patrick can contend against men in motor sports, Silberman is about to take a big kick forward for female athletes, even if the odds are clearly stacked against her.

If you're talented enough, you're going to get recognized. Watching Lauren Silberman's two feeble kicks during an NFL regional tryout felt like a kick to the gut for Katie Hnida.

That's where you separate the good from the great.". The NFL is holding these sessions in 10 cities this offseason, with the most impressive players advancing to a super-regional in April in Dallas. Odds are, though, that scouts will want to see her connect on extra points and chip-shot field goals with some consistency before moving on to the heavy kicking. "When rating field goals, the deepest we test at the combine is a 50-yard field goal.

Female NFL kicking tryout a sham. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies. Silberman paid a registration fee — about $275 — and just needed to show up Sunday and take her best shot at impressing scouts.

While some fans on Twitter have praised her for breaking through in a male-dominated sport, others wondered if this was just a mere publicity stunt. The uniqueness of her and the possible success she has will differentiate what she has at that position.". The regional combines debuted in 2011, and include players who weren't among the 333 invited to the main combine in Indianapolis.

Become a BuzzFeed News member. When asked if he could evaluate Silberman's performance, Austin said: "That evaluation is completely incomplete.".

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. With the 36 other kickers — all male — a handful of scouts and more than two dozen media watching in complete silence at the New York Jets' practice facility, Silberman struggled for about 20 seconds to place the football on the tee before measuring her steps and then trying that second kick. All rights reserved. Posted on March 4, 2013, at 12:10 p.m.

Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. That thought was squashed just minutes into her tryout.

"Until they get here, we don't have any idea of what they're really going to turn out to do and how they're going to perform," Austin said. The most important is leg strength, followed by accuracy on field goals over 40 yards, and how they did on clutch kicks in college. The first woman to try out for the NFL was sidelined by a quadricep injury after two subpar kicks. "I thought it would be an athlete who has come through the ranks of playing football for a long time," she said. Her goal for the weekend is a true long shot: perfect 60-yard field goals. "In talking to some of the other guys out here, I don't think her being a girl had anything to do with it," Powell said. She's obviously following her dream.". ", Raiders, Las Vegas offer to host Super Bowl LVIII after New Orleans move to 2025, Richardson, TX: Say Bye To Expensive Solar Panels, Tom Brady’s message for gender equality in sports I Annual Salute to Women in Sports.

"I would certainly be very, very excited and happy if I had the opportunity to try again," she said, "but it's not up to me. "I'm just really happy I had this amazing experience," Silberman said. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. "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.".

Ellie Hall BuzzFeed News Reporter. Want to support our journalism? Female Kicker's NFL Tryout Ends After Two Kicks. Silberman never kicked anything more than a soccer ball in an organized game and she just started practicing long-range field goals. Silberman left the complex soon after that. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link. ''I tried staying off it and waited for today,'' she told the Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. On kickoffs, they've got to be able to get the ball out of the back of the end zone.".

Just last season, former LSU women's soccer goalkeeper Mo Isom tried out as a Tigers placekicker. The former college club-level soccer player allegedly asked multiple male kickers at the tryout questions about how to properly approach the ball for kickoffs, according to USA Today Sports.

The 28-year-old Silberman will kick Sunday at the New York Jets' training facility in Florham Park, N.J. "I am working hard to prepare but I am also realistic about my chances," she wrote in an email. "It's not always length.". All market data delayed 20 minutes. But Silberman, whose NFL.com bio listed her as a former club soccer player at Wisconsin, seems to understand what she's up against. ET. While a female has never played in the NFL, if the gender breakthrough did happen, it most likely would be at kicker. Lauren Silberman became the first woman in history to try out for the NFL when the kicker … Carli Lloyd deserves 'honest tryout' after drilling 55-yard field goal at NFL practice ... who said an NFL team in need of a kicker, ... USA women's football team US sports By the time her group was called, nearly 3 hours after she arrived, Silberman — wearing a black T-shirt with her player tag No.

Silberman waited outside the facility around noon with all the other kickers, whose names were read off alphabetically as they entered the indoor practice field. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, "The real upside is if she reaches the next level," said Steve Rosner, a partner with 16W Marketing in New Jersey. Silberman, who spoke for just 3 minutes after the tryout, insisted she can "do more" and "it's too bad that this happened."

Females have kicked or tried out for a roster spot in the college ranks for years.

Very rare. Still, it was good enough to make her the first woman to try out at a regional combine, even if her day lasted all of two kicks. The support from around the world has been so heartening.". Fellow female kicker Katie Hnida, the first woman to score a point in a Division 1 football game, described Silberman's kicks as "terrible" and expressed hope that Sunday's events wouldn't damage the chances of other women who attempt to try out for the league in the future. "And then, (at the) super-regional, we send a bunch of higher level scouts.". Females have kicked or tried out for a roster spot in the college ranks for years. It's the least subjective part of the business. "It is so different kicking in a live situation, too, dealing with the timing of the snap, having guys rushing at you. The 5-foot-6 Silberman, with her long brown hair pulled into a ponytail, jogged up and down the sideline during warm-ups, trying to get loose as photographers and camera crews from the likes of E!



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