Mo Isom, LSU homecoming queen and maybe football player. Via LSU.

Mo Isom Won't Become SEC Football's First Female Player

Mo Isom, LSU soccer star and homecoming queen, tried out for the Tigers team again this fall.

  • Live
11 Total Updates since March 7, 2012
  • Important 1
  • Updates 6
  • Articles 5
  • All Updates 11

Mo Isom Trying Out For LSU Football Again This Week

Former LSU Tigers women's soccer goalie Mo Isom is trying out again to be a kicker for the football team. Isom had tried out for the team back in spring practice, but was left off the roster at that point. Four kickers, including excellent place kicker Drew Alleman and kickoff specialist James Hairston are on the current roster, so she has a lot to overcome.

But to Isom, that's nothing compared to what she has gone through ever since entering high school. An article by Jordan Conn on Grantland looked at her turbulent life, including eating disorders, the suicide of her father and a serious auto accident in 2010.

Through it all, Isom has persevered and is now trying to become the first female player on an SEC team. From Conn's piece:

If they say they just don't have the roster spots, or if they do and they say I'm just not good enough, then I can be OK with that, because - and I have to remind myself of this sometimes - I want what's best for the LSU Tigers. I want to earn it. I don't want it given to me. If I don't earn it, then I'll cry for a while, and I'll be fine. I'll move on with my life.

For more on Tigers football, visit LSU blog And The Valley Shook, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.