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ChiefsandO'sfan
03-06-2012, 11:06 AM
LSU female goalkeeper Mo Isom to try out for PK
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:19 pm


Posted by Jerry Hinnen

There's rarely a dull moment where LSU football -- the program of Les Miles, the "Honey Badger," Death Valley, etc. -- is concerned. And as if we needed any further evidence, the first week of the Tigers' 2012 spring camp could see even more SEC history being made on the bayou.

Former LSU women's soccer goalkeeper Mo Isom will attempt to walk on to the Tiger roster Tuesday, putting her soccer-honed leg to the test in a tryout to become the team's newest placekicker. Isom would become the first female college football player in SEC history and just the second in FBS history, following former Colorado and New Mexico kicker Katie Hnida.

A fifth-year senior who has exhausted her eligibility on the soccer field, Isom has been planning the tryout since early 2011 and began working on field goals and kickoffs with the football team in workouts last September, station WDSU reported.

"I had [trying out] in my mind, and I approached some of the players I know, and they were so enthusiastic. And then I talked to some of the coaching staff, because of course I wanted to be in their good graces," Isom told LSU blog And the Valley Shook in a November interview. "I was expecting to see some resistance but all the doors were open to me, and everybody has been so excited, which is so great."

Isom told ATVS that she had connected on a 51-yarder in practice, and to judge by this highlight, leg strength may not be much of an issue:

"It would just be a fantastic way to spend my last year as a Tiger," she told ATVS. "And I love the guys on the team. I just think it would be a really special experience."

Isom would have a difficult time seeing the field even if she made the roster; rising senior Drew Alleman returns as the Tiger starter after hitting 16-of-18 field goals and 62 of his 63 extra points in 2011.

But whatever level of success she found with the Tigers, Isom would be breaking new ground in the SEC. The Southeast as a region has not been unfriendly towards female kickers, however; Ashley Martin became the first woman to score in a Division I game for FCS Jacksonville (Ala.) State, and in 2003 Tonya Butler became the first female kicker to kick an NCAA field goal at Division II West Alabama.




LSU's 2011 homecoming queen


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KILLER_CLOWN
03-06-2012, 11:09 AM
LSU female goalkeeper Mo Isom to try out for PK
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:19 pm


Posted by Jerry Hinnen

There's rarely a dull moment where LSU football -- the program of Les Miles, the "Honey Badger," Death Valley, etc. -- is concerned. And as if we needed any further evidence, the first week of the Tigers' 2012 spring camp could see even more SEC history being made on the bayou.

Former LSU women's soccer goalkeeper Mo Isom will attempt to walk on to the Tiger roster Tuesday, putting her soccer-honed leg to the test in a tryout to become the team's newest placekicker. Isom would become the first female college football player in SEC history and just the second in FBS history, following former Colorado and New Mexico kicker Katie Hnida.

A fifth-year senior who has exhausted her eligibility on the soccer field, Isom has been planning the tryout since early 2011 and began working on field goals and kickoffs with the football team in workouts last September, station WDSU reported.

"I had [trying out] in my mind, and I approached some of the players I know, and they were so enthusiastic. And then I talked to some of the coaching staff, because of course I wanted to be in their good graces," Isom told LSU blog And the Valley Shook in a November interview. "I was expecting to see some resistance but all the doors were open to me, and everybody has been so excited, which is so great."

Isom told ATVS that she had connected on a 51-yarder in practice, and to judge by this highlight, leg strength may not be much of an issue:

"It would just be a fantastic way to spend my last year as a Tiger," she told ATVS. "And I love the guys on the team. I just think it would be a really special experience."

Isom would have a difficult time seeing the field even if she made the roster; rising senior Drew Alleman returns as the Tiger starter after hitting 16-of-18 field goals and 62 of his 63 extra points in 2011.

But whatever level of success she found with the Tigers, Isom would be breaking new ground in the SEC. The Southeast as a region has not been unfriendly towards female kickers, however; Ashley Martin became the first woman to score in a Division I game for FCS Jacksonville (Ala.) State, and in 2003 Tonya Butler became the first female kicker to kick an NCAA field goal at Division II West Alabama.




LSU's 2011 homecoming queen


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Can she also play center?

Rain Man
03-06-2012, 11:10 AM
That reminds me. When does Nick Mangold's little sister become eligible for the NFL draft?

alnorth
03-06-2012, 11:13 AM
Sounds good to me, but if I were the coach I'd still expect her to try to tackle on a blocked kick or if someone breaks loose on a kickoff return. She's got pads, just jump, grab a leg, and slow the dude down enough for the cavalry to come and take him down.

38yrsfan
03-06-2012, 11:17 AM
First thing that came to mind was "Tebow has a sister?"

Epic Fail 007
03-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Shes cute

talastan
03-06-2012, 11:19 AM
http://www.thesportsbrewery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/mo-isom-lsu-girl-kicker.jpg

Wow!!

blaise
03-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Good for her.

VikesFan
03-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Does she have good hands?

Munson
03-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Damn! She'd make a great tight end.:thumb:

Bambi
03-06-2012, 11:22 AM
Damn! She'd make a great tight end.:thumb:

Better than a "wide receiver"....

BigCatDaddy
03-06-2012, 11:22 AM
The conference must suck pretty bad when girls can play in it

Bambi
03-06-2012, 11:23 AM
I didn't know you could play 4 years and then another year in a different sport.

DaKCMan AP
03-06-2012, 11:23 AM
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KILLER_CLOWN
03-06-2012, 11:23 AM
The conference must suck pretty bad when girls can play in it

LMAO

If I were QB, she could be my Center anytime...just please..no shotgun.

ChiTown
03-06-2012, 11:24 AM
http://www.seniorclassaward.com/images/sized/images/athletes/moisommug-150x213.jpg

http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/MediaImages/2011/11/item38937.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/30kdpxk.jpg

Oh, hell yes!

Bambi
03-06-2012, 11:25 AM
unfortunately she's a bible belt type...oh well

Pitt Gorilla
03-06-2012, 11:25 AM
I didn't know you could play 4 years and then another year in a different sport.It happens all the time.

Consistent1
03-06-2012, 11:25 AM
"And I love the guys on the team"....In it for the dick.

VikesFan
03-06-2012, 11:25 AM
She is a cutie!

KILLER_CLOWN
03-06-2012, 11:26 AM
unfortunately she's a bible belt type...oh well

It's all positive, wonder when she dates Tebow?

DaKCMan AP
03-06-2012, 11:26 AM
She hasn't had it easy..

For Isom, appearing on “The Real Winning Edge” provided an opportunity to discuss some of the adversity she’s faced in her life, such as her father’s suicide in January of 2009, a major car wreck later in the year and a lifelong battle with an eating disorder.

KILLER_CLOWN
03-06-2012, 11:28 AM
She hasn't had it easy..

Ouch, sounds like a determined cutie for sure.

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Cool.

alnorth
03-06-2012, 11:32 AM
I didn't know you could play 4 years and then another year in a different sport.

Of course you can. You have 4 years of eligibility, separately, in each sport. You could theoretically play 4 years of football, then 4 years of basketball, then 4 years of baseball, though at some point you'll be too old. You'd probably only be able to play college sports that long in small colleges and Juco's, because if you were enough of a freak athlete to play college sports in a major conference for that long, you'd probably go pro and make money instead.

Bambi
03-06-2012, 11:35 AM
Of course you can. You have 4 years of eligibility, separately, in each sport. You could theoretically play 4 years of football, then 4 years of basketball, then 4 years of baseball, though at some point you'll be too old. You'd probably only be able to play college sports that long in small colleges and Juco's, because if you were enough of a freak athlete to play college sports in a major conference for that long, you'd probably go pro and make money instead.

got it

RockChalk
03-06-2012, 11:40 AM
"It would just be a fantastic way to spend my last year as a Tiger," she told ATVS. "And I love the guys on the team. I just think it would be a really special experience."

And I have no doubt the guys just love you too. Some of them will be glad to make this a special experience for you

noa
03-06-2012, 11:43 AM
A move pioneered by Kathy Ireland
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Dayze
03-06-2012, 11:47 AM
I dated a college soccer player once.

they're a strange breed. I met several of her team mates.....all a little 'off'.

KILLER_CLOWN
03-06-2012, 11:50 AM
I dated a college soccer player once.

they're a strange breed. I met several of her team mates.....all a little 'off'.

When you say off do you mean like..Off the chain?

KC Tattoo
03-06-2012, 11:52 AM
Reminds me of the Texas Armadillos new kicker

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Dayze
03-06-2012, 11:52 AM
When you say off do you mean like..Off the chain?

hard to describe. Just a little weird.

ChiTown
03-06-2012, 11:53 AM
I dated a college soccer player once.

they're a strange breed. I met several of her team mates.....all a little 'off'.

My wife played College Soccer at TCU. I'd concur:D

RockChalk
03-06-2012, 12:24 PM
My wife played College Soccer at TCU. I'd concur:D

Agreed. Seeing a girl who played college soccer as well. She's different, but in a good way.

tooge
03-06-2012, 12:26 PM
yes. yes I would

Stewie
03-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Didn't Mia Hamm visit a Chiefs' practice a few years back and kick a 50-yarder?

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2012, 12:57 PM
YiyPJnsoe9c

listopencil
03-06-2012, 12:58 PM
Sounds like a very determined, hard working kid. Good for her.

Dayze
03-06-2012, 12:59 PM
that stuff was funny.lol

"Good game, good game....F you"

Rain Man
03-06-2012, 01:36 PM
I dated a college soccer player once.

they're a strange breed. I met several of her team mates.....all a little 'off'.


It's all those ricochets off the head. They're going to eventually ban soccer due to concussion-related injuries.

Chocolate Hog
03-06-2012, 01:37 PM
Blaine Gabbert was the first female player in the Big 12.

KILLER_CLOWN
03-06-2012, 01:46 PM
Blaine Gabbert was the first female player in the Big 12.

LMAO

DJ's left nut
03-06-2012, 01:57 PM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/python2705/you-gonna-get-raped.jpg

Dayze
03-06-2012, 02:00 PM
Blaine Gabbert was the first female player in the Big 12.

ROFL
not just across the bow....direct hit.

Pitt Gorilla
03-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Blaine Gabbert was the first female player in the Big 12.Dude, you've got to keep your fantasies out of this.

Tribal Warfare
03-06-2012, 02:12 PM
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ThatRaceCardGuy
03-06-2012, 02:13 PM
Now THIS is a thread I can tap to !

vailpass
03-06-2012, 02:15 PM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/python2705/you-gonna-get-raped.jpg

LMAO Pretty much

talastan
03-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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Grrr baby!!!

qabbaan
03-06-2012, 03:08 PM
I doubt she could outkick a man when it's a football, nor would she be helpful on kickoffs or on a trick play in all likelihood

I would think that if soccer ability translated to place kicking a football you'd see male soccer players being taken for their greater leg strength. But there is value in publicity too.

Tribal Warfare
03-06-2012, 03:11 PM
I doubt she could outkick a man when it's a football, nor would she be helpful on kickoffs or on a trick play in all likelihood

I would think that if soccer ability translated to place kicking a football you'd see male soccer players being taken for their greater leg strength. But there is value in publicity too.

You sexist bastard :D

talastan
03-06-2012, 03:11 PM
I hope she is protected from roughing the kicker penalties....:eek:

Tribal Warfare
03-06-2012, 03:12 PM
I hope she is protected from roughing the kicker penalties....:eek:

There will be at least one Manu Manu the slender protecting her

JD10367
03-06-2012, 07:38 PM
I'd PIIHEZ.

Consistent1
03-06-2012, 07:44 PM
I doubt she could outkick a man when it's a football, nor would she be helpful on kickoffs or on a trick play in all likelihood

I would think that if soccer ability translated to place kicking a football you'd see male soccer players being taken for their greater leg strength. But there is value in publicity too.

Publicity? To me it's just a negative distraction for a team that plays in a tough conference and is at a minimum always in the top ten. Just wait for the press conference questions like "will she get a chance", "Is ______ really that much better, or are you just afraid of playing a woman?", etc.....