Transcript for Lauren Silberman Becomes First Female to Try Out for NFL
To the latest groundbreaking moment for women and sport, history in the making for possibly the most male dominated sports there. Lauren silverman will become the first female ever to try out for the nfl. For that story, great to have marci gonzalez, newest member of our abc news team here. Great to be here. Thank you so much, dan and bulgari. Good morning. Silverman has never kicked a football in an organized game but she's been working with a coach practicing every day. Her ambitious goal for today, perfect 60-yard field goals. Lauren silverman not only clearing the uprights but kicking her way into sports history. This morning silverman will be the first woman to try out for the nfl. It would be, you know, a lifelong dream courtroom true. Reporter: Today she's kicking at an nfl regional combine at the jets facility in hopes that she'll impress the scouts and earn an invite to an nfl training camp as a kicker. The nfl is a huge deal. What lauren is trying to do is something that's incredibly admirable. Shows her confidence, her comfort level. Her love of sports. And that statement should reverberate throughout the united states. Reporter: Her stats, 28 years old, a ursity of wisconsin and mit graduate and a former college club soccer player. She admits that while she's new to the gridiron she hopes her years of studying sports video games will give her a leg up. I'm hoping through all this virtual play that I've done that it'll extend to performing well physically on the field. Reporter: Silberman's tryout comes just days after danica patrick sped past nascar's gender barrier. The daytona 500. Reporter: Becoming the first woman to lead a lap and sit on the pole position at the daytona 500 and finishing in eighth place. Jeff gordon. jeff gordon. All I can say just like anybody else in this moment, I'm happy, I'm proud. Reporter: Happy, proud, just like silberman would says even though she knows she's a long shot pick for the nfl, she still is one kick closer to achieving her goal. Hopefully and if this doesn't work out I can contribute and strengthen the league one day in a different way so we'll see where this goes, I guess. Reporter: What a great attitude. The nfl just changed the rules last year allowing women to Silberman says when she signed up she had no idea she'd be the first woman to try out. It's incredible. Just beyonce's women rule the world song playing throughout that speech. It's incredible. Thanks, marci. An accidental trail blazer. Thank you, marci and great to have you on abc news. Thank you.
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