The ballots have been cast for captains for the Tigers' 2004 football season. Coach Gary Pinkel announced Friday that teammates have chosen senior linebacker James Kinney, senior defensive lineman Atiyyah Ellision, senior tailback Beau Viehmann and junior quarterback Brad Smith.
Kinney returns for a third year as captain. Smith, listed on several pre-season Heisman Trophy watch lists, comes back for his second consecutive year as captain. First-time captain Ellison was a 3rd-team All-Big 12 conference selection in 2003. Viehmann was named MU's walk-on player of the year in 2003.