Apparently, Mo has no more hopes of making the LSU football team.
The former LSU soccer goalkeeper went through tryouts this week to make the team as a walk-on, but apparently that was not to be according to a Twitter message she sent out Friday afternoon.
“I am heartbroken,” Isom tweeted, “but my head is held high. Knowing I gave everything I had is the greatest victory. Unending thanks to my LSU football fam(ily).”
Isom was one of three kickers trying to walk on to the LSU team. It was not immediately known whether one of the others will be included on the squad, which features senior place-kicker Drew Alleman and sophomore James Hairston.
Isom’s bid to become LSU’s first female football player began during spring practice in March. She didn’t make the team then, but made it clear to LSU coach Les Miles that she would try again in August.
Since then Isom, who was also LSU’s homecoming queen last fall, has made national headlines for her attempt as well as her inspirational story. Isom has overcome an eating disorder and a life-threatening car crash as well as the death of her father in an apparent suicide.
In another tweet, Isom mentioned Alleman, LSU punters Brad Wing and Jamie Keehn and deep snapper Reid Ferguson, thanking them for their help during her efforts to become the first woman to ever play football for the Tigers.
“Amazing men who selflessly took me under their wing …” Isom tweeted.
“Best special teams unit in the nation & even better men. Can’t wait to cheer them on.”
LSU coach Les Miles was likely to address the Isom situation after practice Friday.