Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 2/19/13
Lauren Silberman will make NFL history on March 2 when she becomes the first female player to compete in a regional combine.The NFL shook up its combine concept when it introduced a regional approach in 2011. New Jersey is one of 10 cities to host a regional combine event this year and Silberman says she plans to participate."I was not aware that I was the first female registrant," Silberman told NFL.com on Tuesday. "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." The 28-year-old has definitely taken an interesting journey to this point. She played soccer at Wisconsin before attending MIT for her Master's degree. It was there at MIT in which she wrote a thesis about how video games help athletes enhance their own performance. She then took her thesis one step further when she founded a consulting company that helps athletes use video games to train.Silberman is definitely looking forward to her opportunity to turn heads at the combine."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. Via NFL.com
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