First female to try out for NFL doesn’t fare too well

Lauren Silberman

Former Wisconsin soccer player Lauren Silberman tried out for the big boys league today at an NFL regional scouting combine, but her big day only lasted two kicks.

Her first kickoff try at the New York Jets practice field went 19 yards, as more than two dozen media, including E! Entertainment network looked on. Her second was even worse, going a paltry 13 yards as she aggravated a quadriceps injury she suffered while preparing for the tryout earlier in the week, reports ESPN.com.

“I tried staying off it and waited for today,” she said. “I didn’t even take kicks in warmups, and, it’s pretty hard to know that you’ll be in pain and I wanted to work through it and I certainly tried to, but I just couldn’t do it today.”

File under: you kick like a girl.

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