Mo Isom is back for more.
Isom, the former goalkeeper on the LSU women's soccer team and LSU homecoming queen, is again trying out to become a walk-on on the Tiger football team as a kicker, according to Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Isom tried out last spring and impressed head coach Les Miles enough to be invited back this summer to compete for a spot.
Miles stressed the importance for Isom to focus on field goals rather than kickoffs, due to concern over tackling, according to The Times-Picayune.
Apparently, she has.
She kicked a 53-yard field goal in practice earlier this month, which impressed current Tigers placekicker Drew Alleman. Alleman was a second-team All-SEC kicker last season and has hit 16 of his 18 field goals during his Tigers career, with a long of 44 yards.
Isom seemed happy with her first day of tryouts.
Good 1st day of tryouts.Great initial height &good accuracy, just need a little more power from distance.Time to rest up &prep for tomorrow!— Mo Isom (@MoIsom) August 21, 2012
LSU tryouts will conclude on Wednesday, but Isom may not be well-rested for Day 2.
It’s hard to sleep when you’re living your dreams.— Mo Isom (@MoIsom) August 22, 2012
Some may call it a publicity stunt, and that's incredibly unfair. Isom has worked hard with the team all offseason to become a good kicker, and that hard work is close to paying off. If she can consistently hit long field goals, there will be a place for her.
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