BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU senior soccer goalie Mo Isom stirred up a bit of commotion Monday, when she was seen booting football kickoffs inside the 10-yard line at the LSU indoor complex.
And, although Isom indeed plans on being part of the Tiger football program, it won't be this season. Isom plans to finish her soccer career in style, before having one final year to compete for Saturday night field goals in Death Valley.
Isom spent the last eight months training hard to be part of the powerhouse LSU football program, working with senior snapper Joey Crappel and senior kicker DJ Howard, who actually handled kickoffs for the Tigers on Saturday night against Northwestern State.
During the summer, Isom worked out with the football team, participating in some of the strength and conditioning. The 6'0" native of Marietta, GA also boomed a 51-yard field goal during one of her workouts. However, Isom has never kicked in or even worn full pads.
Isom plans on participating in LSU's 2012 spring football practices, although she is hardly guaranteed a spot. She will have to try out in March and will then be instructed from there.
Isom apparently is adamant and being a football kicker is something she's truly dreamed of, and certainly isn't interested in any publicity stunts. She has actually been trying to avoid such attention.
Junior Drew Alleman has handled field goal and extra point duties for LSU this year, while also kicking off against Oregon to open the season. Alleman is 2-3 on field goals with a 44-yarder and 11-12 on extra points.
True freshman James Hairston is also a kicker on the LSU roster. The Tigers' relatively short kickoffs have been one of the few critiques of the powerful, No. 3 ranked team so far.