LSU's football team is ranked No. 3 in the nation heading into Thursday night's showdown game against No. 25 Mississippi State, but the Tigers could be making headlines of a different kind next season.
Mo Isom, a standout goalkeeper in her fourth season with the LSU soccer team, is going to get a shot to play with an SEC pigskin power next season. WDSU New Orleans reports Isom worked out with the football team as a kicker on Monday. She would have one year of eligibility if she earns a football roster spot.
WDSU reports coach Les Miles and the LSU coaching staff plan to give Isom a full tryout next spring.
The 6-foot-tall soccer player from Marietta Ga. practiced kickoffs and field goals during her workout on Monday. Isom, a broadcast journalism major, co-hosted her own sports radio show on Atlanta's AM 790 The Zone.
Katie Hnida was the first woman to kick for an NCAA Division 1-A team, playing in one regular season game and the Las Vegas Bowl for the University of New Mexico in 2003. Hnida has played professional football in the Continental Indoor Football League, and she currently travels around the country as a public speaker.
Here's Isom reporting on LSU's incredible training facility: