Female to try out for LSU Tigers football team

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Associated Press

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An LSU soccer player will get her chance Tuesday to see if she has what it takes to join the Tigers' football team.

WDSU TV reports (http://bit.ly/yhWEAT ) Mo Isom will tryout at that time. Isom, who is six feet tall, worked out with the team in September, practicing kickoffs and field goals. Though she is a senior, she would have a year of eligibility should she be selected for the football team.

In 2003, Katie Hnida became the first woman to kick for an NCAA Division I-A football team, participating in one regular season game as part of the University of New Mexico program. Ashley Martin was the first woman to kick in the lower-level I-AA division, playing for Jacksonville State University in 2001.

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Information from: WDSU-TV, http://www.wdsu.com

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