Posted Thursday, February 21st 2013 @ 2pm by By Kevin Kaduk | Shutdown Corner
If we're being completely honest, Lauren Silberman's odds of making a NFL team as its kicker are pretty much nonexistent.
However, the long-shot nature of her bid isn't stopping the 28-year-old New Yorker from becoming the first woman in history to register for an NFL regional scouting combine, which features players who weren't invited to the main combine currently being held in Indianapolis. Silberman will compete alongside college kickers in New Jersey on March 2 and 3 for the right to advance to a Dallas super-regional combine in April.
Silberman doesn't have any recent football kicking duties on her résumé. She was a club soccer player at the University of Wisconsin and attended MIT where she wrote a thesis on how athletes use video games to improve their performance. (Former Badgers and Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Erasmus James was a participant in her study.)
Here's Silberman making an appearance on the NFL Network on Wednesday morning: