Female Keeper Trying Out as LSU Kicker
Former LSU women’s soccer player Mo Isom will make her first attempt at making the Tigers’ football team as a kicker on Tuesday, according to WDSU-TV’s website.
The report said that Isom worked out with the football team - a perennial power that made the national championship game after this past season - in September, when she practiced kickoffs and field goals.
Isom, currently a senior, would have one year of eligibility remaining if she earns a spot on the roster of the SEC power.
Former Colorado and New Mexico kicker Katie Hnida became the first woman to score in an FBS game in August 2003, when she booted two extra points for New Mexico against Texas State-San Marcos. But it certainly would be more noteworthy if Isom landed in the SEC.
The 6’0” goalkeeper from of Marietta, GA, reportedly kicked a 51-yard field goal during practice last fall but doing it in a game is a lot more challenging. Even if she makes the team, she will have a hard time seeing the field as rising senior Drew Allemen was 16-18 on field goal tries last season, including three made kicks to beat Alabama during the regular season.
Isom is already a celebrity on campus as the 2011 homecoming queen who also has a popular web series called “Meaux Vs.”
With her girl-next-door looks, Isom would be the talk of the SEC next year if she makes the squad.