Craig Heimburger, a offensive lineman for the Cleveland Gladiators, has extended his professional football career by playing for the team.
The Kansas City Chiefs said Wednesday they have reached agreement on a four-year contract with former Missouri receiver Will Franklin.
He is the second MU player to pull his name from the draft. Junior forward Leo Lyons withdrew his name May 9.
Former Missouri walk-on Adam Crossett will try to earn a kicking spot in the NFL with the Colts.
The MU forward will remain with the Tigers for another year. There is no word yet on whether fellow player DeMarre Carroll will also remove his name from consideration.
MU sophomore Mike Taylor, a member of the Mizzou Strength Club, will attempt to walk-on to the Missouri football team this fall, despite never having played organized football in his life.
Will Franklin wasn’t waiting by the phone when the fourth round of the NFL Draft got under way. With the second day of the draft starting at 9 a.m. central time Sunday, he had other things on his mind.
“I was actually asleep in bed and I got the phone call,” he said. “It was an unknown number, and I was like, ‘Who could be calling me unknown, a reporter or a team?’”
Eight players from last year’s Missouri football team have a chance to be taken in this weekend’s NFL Draft.
MU forwards DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons have entered their names in the 2008 NBA Draft, but will not hire agents.
Last year's senior players were on hand for the Tiger's Black and Gold football game on Saturday. They said another successful season for the Tigers will help improve the program's reputation
Running back Titus Wonsey didn’t get to suit up for the Tigers this fall. After waiting until the spring to strap on a helmet, Wonsey is turning heads.
La'Rocderick Thomas spent his redshirt and freshman seasons as a cornerback, but never saw playing time. Then when Missouri was preparing for the Cotton Bowl, Thomas was selected to imitate Darren McFadden for the scout team. The Missouri coaches saw a player with good speed who could help the team elsewhere.
Ten starters return on defense for the Missouri football team.
Doshia Woods comes from Oregon State to be recruiting coordinator for the Missouri women’s basketball team.
There’s only one position in the secondary that doesn’t have a returning starter from 2007 atop the depth chart in the spring. That’s because free safety William Moore needed surgery after an injury in the Cotton Bowl and won’t be able to reclaim his position until the fall.
The injury is one of several Alexander has suffered over the course of his career with the Missouri football team.
Hopes for a potential change of venue in the wrongful death suit of Aaron O’Neal have been halted, at least temporarily, after a Boone County Circuit Court Judge ruled the foundation for the move to be “vague, overbroad and burdensome,” according to Missouri Case.net.
Once a quiet, reserved redshirt freshman, Sulak has matured into the talkative, outgoing mouthpiece of the Missouri defensive line. The senior end has 25 career starts, the most of any in a unit that includes three seniors (Sulak, Tommy Chavis and Jaysen Corbett). Over his career, Sulak has added 25 pounds to his frame, and last season, he recorded 60 tackles and six quarterback sacks.
The battle for the center position between Tim Barnes and J.T. Beasley heats up as spring football continues.
In high school, Chad Collard starred for Harrisburg in basketball, but never played football. Now, though, he is findng success on the Missouri football team after walking-on and refusing to turning his back on his dreams.