LSU Trying Out Powerful Legged Female Kicker

Mo Isom trying out for LSU kickerMorlan "Mo" Isom has been an outstanding goalie for the LSU women's soccer team over the past four years. In addition, last fall, she became the first LSU athlete to be crowned homecoming queen. 

So, what will she do for an encore? 

Isom is attempting to become a walk-on place kicker for the Bayou Bengals. She would become the first female ever to play football in Baton Rouge. 

Isom, who is six feet tall, consistently reached the five yard line with her kickoffs, while connecting on a 51-yard field goal in practice last autumn.

On the soccer field, Isom demonstrated her strong leg when she scored a goal against BYU from 90 yards out, on a powerful free kick back in 2008. Check out the amazing video below.  

The last female kicker in college football was Katie Hnida of New Mexico, who connected on two extra points against Texas State in 2003, becoming the first female to score in a Division I game. 

Isom will continue to battle several male walk-ons this month in her attempt to make the team.  

Isom and LSU have made it clear that her efforts have nothing to do with publicity.

"People's first presumption about this is that it's a media stunt or some attempt for attention and glory. That couldn't be any farther from the truth," said Isom.

LSU coach Les Miles added, “I would have no reservations playing her if she gave us an opportunity and an advantage.”

The Bayou Bengals are a 2012 preseason top three choice along with USC and Alabama.



Isom did not make the LSU team, but vows to work on improving her placekicking abilities in the days ahead.