Former soccer player set to make history as first woman in the NFL

Oklahoman Published: March 1, 2013

Lauren Silberman, from New York, had never kicked anything more than a soccer ball in an organised game before she started practicing long-range field goals.



Now she has been given a chance at an NFL regional scouting combine on Sunday at the New York Jets' training facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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Speaking about her chances of getting the NFL call, Silberman said: "I am working hard to prepare but I am also realistic about my chances.

"I hope my willingness to put myself out there inspires others to seize opportunities and challenges. The support from around the world has been so heartening."



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