St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein took advantage of the NFL’s newly implemented regional scouting combine process a year ago to help gain notice out of Division II Missouri Western State University.
He made an impression as the Rams elected to pick Zuerlein in the sixth round of last year’s NFL Draft.
This year, another kicker is hoping to use the regional scouting combine to boost their profile. Although this one shouldn’t have any problem standing out from the crowd for a different reason.
According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, Lauren Silberman will become the first female player to participate in a regional combine when she kicks on March 2-3 at the regional site in New Jersey. Silberman played club soccer at Wisconsin before entering the business world.
The New York City native will take part in one of 10 regional combines leading up to a super-regional combine to be held in Dallas in April.
“The opportunity to attend this event could not be more exciting. Getting to meet interesting people and perfect my technique from others could not be more rewarding. … Regardless of the outcome of the tryout, I hope there is a way I can contribute and strengthen the league,” Silberman said.