Female Kicker’s NFL Tryout Falls Short

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A former college soccer player tried to kick her way through the glass ceiling at the NFL on Sunday.

28-year-old Lauren Silberman became the first woman to try out for the league.

She gave it her best, but came up far short.

Silberman’s goal was to try a 60-yard field goal. She made two kicks, neither of which traveled even 20 yards.

She attributed her struggles to a quadricep injury she suffered earlier in the week while preparing for the tryouts.

Silberman graduated from MIT and played club-level soccer at the University of Wisconsin.

Some have praised her efforts to break into the male-dominated sport, while others wonder if the whole thing was a publicity stunt.

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