Yahoo– Lauren Silberman, whose goal is to make waves as a potential football kicker at a high level, actually hurt her leg on the first kick, which traveled 19 yards in the air, before trying another boot that went 13 yards. Then, her day was done. The 28-year-old Silberman, a graduate student at MIT and ex-club soccer player in Wisconsin, had never kicked in a competitive football game before, but made the cut at this regional combine — kind of a minor-league version of the big combine that happened last week — based on her overall athletic ability.
Wait a second, so you’re telling me that a) a girl b) who didn’t play soccer collegiately (club don’t count sweatheart) c) MIT grad-student d) who never played football in her life, completely bombed at the NFL combine? I can’t believe it. I mean that combination just screams grade A talent. Like, she could be the next Janikowski. So, she only kicked the ball 13 yards. How far is the ball supposed to go on a kickoff? Like 65 yards? She’s basically there. I mean did they even test her tackling ability in the event she needed to lay the smackdown on a returner? Probably not, because she would immediately concuss any dude that came in her path. NFL lawsuits would pile up. Protect the shield guys, protect it. Oh well, at least she’s looking on the bright-side and not in any way delusional or crazy, “You know, the distance wasn’t there, but hopefully the scouts will notice my technique,” she said. “It’s not always length.” Great point Lauren. I mean students fail tests in school all the time. Does that make them dumb? Hell no. I can’t dunk the ball, but does that mean I have terrible jumping technique? Psssh.
Check out her technique here, probably will see her in an NFL uniform by the season opener.