LSU's former Homecoming Queen, Mo Isom, is at tryouts again today in Death Valley. She isn't a stranger to competition. A former LSU soccer goalie, Isom once scored a 90 yard goal for the Tigers. Isom dreams of putting her kicking abilities to use for the LSU football team this year. This isn't her first time to try out.

Mo Isom

This is Mo Isom's second attempt at making the LSU Football team as place kicker. Although she didn't secure a spot during Spring tryouts, she committed to training for Fall tryouts and her time to shine has arrived. No stranger to media attention, Mo Isom's dedication to faith along with the obstacles she has overcome in her personal life even made it into Sports Illustrated. If you aren't familiar with Mo's story, it is one of perseverance. She is definitely more than a pretty face. This is a strong young lady and a strong athlete. If you have about 15-20 minutes and you want to read an inspirational story, read Mo's story.

Yesterday was Mo Isom's first day of Fall football tryouts and her reports via twitter seemed hopeful:

"Good 1st day of tryouts. Great initial height & good accuracy, just need a little more power from distance.Time to rest up & prep for tomorrow!"

"It’s hard to sleep when you’re living your dreams."

"Absolutely overwhelmed by the amazing support pouring in for football tryouts. Hard to reply, but have read every single tweet. Thank YOU!"

Today is the final day of tryouts and Les Miles is expected to announce who made the team tomorrow. Good luck Mo!!


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