FLORHAM PARK, NJ (CNN) -- A former college soccer player tried to kick through the glass ceiling at the NFL on Sunday.
Lauren Silberman, 28, became the first woman to try out for the league. She signed up for the New York/New Jersey regional scouting combine and gave it her best kicks, but came up far short.
She made two poor kickoff attempts and aggravated a quadricep injury she says she first suffered in training during the week leading up to the tryout. She spoke with reporters after her attempts. She says, "I've always been an athlete, I've always been a gamer and when I had the opportunity to be in the NFL, one of the world's most competitive leagues, I absolutely had to take the chance. I know I can do a lot more and you know, it's too bad that this happened. But I had to do what's right for my body, so I did the right thing."
Silberman graduated from MIT and played club-level soccer at the University of Wisconsin. She has no experience playing football.
To try out at an NFL regional combine, a person must pay a $275 fee. The NFL says there is no vetting process for the combines.