USWNT Star Carli Lloyd Drawing NFL Interest After Nailing 55-Yard Field Goal

USWNT Star Carli Lloyd Drawing NFL Interest After Nailing 55-Yard Field Goal
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
Share this article

US Women's National Team star Carli Lloyd is drawing interest from NFL teams, after a clip of her nailing a 55-yard field goal attempt circled the internet this week.

Lloyd was visiting the Philadelphia Eagles practice facility at the time, where she was recorded making the monster kick.


The clip has now come to the attentions of NFL franchises, who have contacted Lloyd about the possibility of switching codes. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, she revealed that she would consider such a move in the future.

There's been some interesting chatter about it I think anything is possible. It's been really interesting because for me, I'm just an athlete, I'm a competitor.

But for so many other people, I think they're starting to think will there ever be a female in the NFL at some point. And I think we're kind of at that crossroads as far as equality and just women empowerment so you're kind of being in the crosshairs of that.

I've definitely got some inquiries, I've definitely got some people talking. Anything is possible but right now, I'm strictly a soccer player and we'll see what the future holds.

Gil Brandt, the former Dallas Cowboys’ vice president of player personnel, tweeted earlier this week that teams should consider the footballer.



Lloyd is a two time World Cup winner, scoring three goals during the USA's winning run in France this summer. She also has two Olympic golds and two World Player of the Year crowns to her name.

At 37-years old, she is now in the tail end of her illustrious career. If she decides to hang up here boots, it must be comforting to know she has no shortage of alternative options.

SEE ALSO: Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Stuns NFL By Retiring At 29

Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are now subscribed!

Share this article

Copyright © 2024. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by