Soccer Champ Carli Lloyd: NFL, Women and Field Goals

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Champion Soccer Player Carli Lloyd thinks it’s “insane” that video of her making a 55-yard field goal during a visit with the Philadelphia Eagles went viral last week, but she’s confident a woman could be successful as a kicker in the NFL.

Lloyd, a die-hard Eagles fan, visited the team’s camp Tuesday, where Philadelphia was holding a joint practice with the Ravens, and kicked 40-yard field goals flawlessly and hit the 55-yarder that drew widespread attention. “. . . . . It could be a huge pivotal moment. There is no reason why a woman could not do this,” she told NBCSports.com.

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