Lauren Silberman: 1st woman will compete at NFL regional combine - FOX 35 News Orlando

Woman to be first female player to compete at NFL regional combine

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A New York woman will make history early next month when she becomes the first female player to compete at a regional combine, according to

Lauren Silberman, a club soccer player at Wisconsin, will participate in the New Jersey regional combine as a kicker.

Silberman wrote a master's thesis at MIT on how athletes use video games to enhance their own performance.

"I was not aware that I was the first female registrant," Silberman told "I was actually hoping that the 2012 historical milestone rule, to allow women to play, would prompt more women to attend tryouts this year. But for me, what's important is to finally have a chance to fulfill my dreams by trying out to play in the world's most competitive football league."

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