Embarrassing: Female Kicker in NFL Tryout Booms Kickoff of … 14 Yards

Posted by on Mar 03, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Someone named Lauren Silberman fancied herself an NFL kicker. So she paid a fee and today went to a tryout at the New York Jets facility. Hilarity ensued.

It was always a long shot that Lauren Silberman would wind up impressing an NFL team so much during a regional combine that they wound up signing her for a chance to compete to become their kicker this summer.

It’s a much longer shot after her day at the New York/New Jersey Regional Scouting Combine, held at Jets headquarters in New Jersey, ended early because of an injury. Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Silberman landed awkwardly after her first kickoff, which traveled just 16 yards, and then asked to see a trainer after a 14-yard kick on her second try.

Sidelined with a bruised ego. But hey, she got the attention she wanted. I wonder if she gets a participation trophy? Maybe since she was at the Jets facility she should’ve have auditioned as a quarterback.

Update: Here’s a clip of one of the kicks.


22 Responses to “Embarrassing: Female Kicker in NFL Tryout Booms Kickoff of … 14 Yards”

  1. Terry_Jim on 3/03/13 at 6:56 pm

    This looks like a hoax , or publicity stunt for Miss Silberman’s consultant business.
    Unless there are videos of her kicking field goals somewhere, that is.
    I can’t find any online.

  2. Blue Hen on 4/04/13 at 9:37 am

    So she turns in a performance that wouldn’t be of use on the grade school level. Why was she there? And saying this makes me sexist, no doubt.

    I now denounce myself.

  3. red speck on 4/04/13 at 9:52 am

    I’m starting to get the feeling that men and women are — I don’t know — different somehow. I’ll have a better idea after I go for my Hooters waitress interview.

  4. qzy on 4/04/13 at 10:27 am

    She said she hopes this “shines a spotlight on women’s sports.” I hope the NFL grants her wish and plays that footage on every Jumbotron in every NFL stadium.

  5. qzy on 4/04/13 at 10:42 am

    Maybe the NFL needs to follow the lead of the police, military, and fire departments. Stop putting so much emphasis on on physical qualifications, and put more emphasis on written tests. Then, she could be a kicker in the NFL.

  6. Extreme Nation TV ! on 4/04/13 at 11:00 am

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  7. Despiser on 4/04/13 at 11:18 am

    Let me guess, a stinkin Libtardian feminazi… These people a freaking NUTS and Americas gravest threat…

  8. CW on 4/04/13 at 12:14 pm

    From CBS News:

    She became the first woman to try out at a regional combine Sunday, but she lasted all of two kicks — none of which traveled even 20 yards. The 28-year-old New York City resident hurt her right quadriceps while preparing for the tryout earlier in the week, and attributed her struggles to that injury.

  9. Blue Hen on 4/04/13 at 1:51 pm

    This just in: President Obama has issued an Executive order decreeing the establishment of a “ladies tee” for NFL kickoffs. Sports figures were abuzz at the news, especially since ‘tees’ had previously not been associated with football. WH spokesman Jay the Carney was quoted as saying, ” They are now; or else”.

  10. Despiser on 4/04/13 at 1:56 pm

    When my sis was 15-16 she was a badarsse short stop. Youre telling me they cant find a chick anywhere that can kick a football 17+ yards without a bunch of useless hype beforehand? I mean seriously… And the media wonders why we are so desperate for some non PC critical thinkers. You arent going to find them in any modern JournOlism school thats obvious…

  11. Bill H on 4/04/13 at 3:13 pm

    The real kicker is she should try out for another NFL-grade job she’s more qualified for. Maybe “Gatorade Server”.

  12. bobbymike on 4/04/13 at 3:40 pm

    They should have added a run down the field and get hit by 300 lb lineman part of the kickoff ooops she’s dead

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