LSU Football: Kicker Mo Isom Continuing Her Quest to Make the Tiger Roster
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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