Mo Isom, former LSU Tigers women's soccer goaltender who was trying out once more to be a kicker on the LSU football team, has apparently been left off the roster.
I am heartbroken, but my head is held high. Knowing I gave everything I had is the greatest victory. Unending thanks to my LSU football fam.— Mo Isom (@MoIsom) August 24, 2012
Isom was competing with four other kickers for a roster spot, including place kicker Drew Alleman and kickoff specialist James Hairston and was looking to become the SEC's first female football player.
The kicker had tried out in the spring during a three-day tryout where she impressed by making several 50-yard field goals and performing well on kickoffs yet was left off the spring roster. Coach Les Miles stated that she would have to overcome a lack of experience playing actual football to earn a spot as she'd be expected to make tackles down field on kickoffs, something the coach said he wasn't sure she was ready for at the time.