Tim Barnes RamsTim Barnes – St. Louis Rams – Sunday, 12:00 FOX

Andrew Gachkar – San Diego Chargers – Sunday, 12:00, CBS

Chase Coffman – Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, 12:00, FOX

William Moore – Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, 12:00, FOX

Michael Egnew – Miami Dolphins – Sunday, 12:00, CBS

C.J. Mosley – Detroit Lions – Sunday, Sunday, 12:00, CBS

Sheldon Richardson – New York Jets – Sunday, 12:00, CBS

Beau Brinkley – Tennessee Titans – Sunday, 3:05 FOX

Zaviar Gooden – Tennessee Titans – Sunday, 3:05 FOX

Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers – Sunday, 3:05, FOX

Chase Daniel – Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, 3:25 CBS

Ziggy Hood – Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday, 3:25 CBS

Tim Barnes – St. Louis Rams – Sunday, 12:00, FOX

Colin Brown – Buffalo Bills – Sunday, 12:00, CBS

Chase Daniel – Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, 12:00, CBS

Ziggy Hood – Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday, 12:00, CBS

Sheldon Richardson – New York Jets – 12:00, CBS

C.J. Mosley – Detroit Lions – Sunday, 12:00, FOX

Beau Brinkley – Tennessee Titans – Sunday, 3:05, CBS

Zaviar Gooden – Tennessee Titans – Sunday, 3:05, CBS

Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers – Sunday, 3:25, FOX

Andrew Gachkar – San Diego Chargers – Monday, 7:40, ESPN

Ben Arnet of the Mizzou Network caught up with former Mizzou and current Tennessee Titans long snapper Beau Brinkley at the Mizzou-Vanderbilt game on Saturday night in Nashville.

Brinkley signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2012 after he spent four years as the starting long snapper for Mizzou. The 6-foot-5 225-pounder joined the Tigers as a freshman walk-on in 2010 and won the long-snapping job for both placekicks and punts in fall camp. He was virtually perfect in his debut season and was named the team’s walk-on player of the year.

He was flawless once again in his second season in Columbia, as his accuracy throughout the year helped first-year kicker Grant Ressel set an NCAA single-season kicking accuracy record for combined kicks. His stellar snaps on the punt team also helped Mizzou rank fourth in the NCAA in team net punting.  When it was all said and done, the long snapper one-upped his walk-on player of they year award from the previous season by being named the Tigers’ special teams player of the year for 2011.

Brinkley’s junior and senior years followed the same path, as he continued to contribute as one of the biggest unsung heroes of the football program. The long-snapping ace even showed his athleticism in his final season at the ZOU, recording five tackles to bring his career total to 12.

Brinkley is one of two former Tigers on the Titans’ roster, along with linebacker Zaviar Gooden, who was selected by Tennessee in the third round of last year’s draft. In total, there are currently 20 former Missouri Tigers in the NFL.

Colin Brown – Buffalo Bills – Thursday, 7:25 NFL Network

C.J. Mosley – Detroit Lions – Sunday, 12:00 FOX

Michael Egnew – Miami Dolphins – Sunday, 12:00 CBS

Blaine Gabbert – Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday, 12:00 CBS

Tim Barnes – St. Louis Rams – Sunday, 12:00 CBS

Chase Daniel – Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, 12:00 CBS

Beau Brinkley – Tennessee Titans – Sunday, 12:00 CBS

Zaviar Gooden – Tennessee Titans – Sunday, 12:00 CBS

Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers – Sunday, 7:30 NBC

Andrew Gachkar – San Diego Chargers – Sunday, 10:35 NFL Network

Sheldon Richardson – New York Jets – Monday, 7:40 ESPN

William Moore – Atlanta Falcons – Monday, 7:40 ESPN

Chase Coffman – Atlanta Falcons – Monday, 7:40 ESPN

 

There were some firsts for Mizzou Tigers in the NFL in week 3:

Michael Egnew – Miami Dolphins Tight End

  • The third round pick caught his first NFL reception for the Dolphins.

Andrew Gachkar – San Diego Chargers Linebacker

  • A tough tackler on special teams in his first season last year in the NFL,  the 7th round draft pick saw time at linebacker and racked up five tackles and a forced fumble.

Ziggy Hood – Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive End

  • First round pick Ziggy Hood got two tackles for the Steelers Sunday.

William Moore – Atlanta Falcons Safety

  • Willy Mo is always ready, and he showed it for the Falcons on Sunday with five tackles, a pass break up, and an interception.

C.J. Mosley – Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle

  • Mosley is going strong in the National Football League as he added two more tackles to his stats.

Sheldon Richardson – New York Jets Defensive End

  • Richardson continues to be everything a first round pick should be – he gets four tackles and a sack for the Jets.

Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers Defensive Tackle

  • The highest ever NFL draft pick from Mizzou got five tackles and a sack.
Sheldon Richardson during the 2013 NFL Draft on April 25, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL)

Sheldon Richardson during the 2013 NFL Draft on April 25, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL)

Tim Barnes – St. Louis Rams – FOX, 12:00

Beau Brinkley – Tennessee Titans – CBS, 12:00

Colin Brown – Buffalo Bills – FOX, 12:00

Chase Coffman – Atlanta Falcons – FOX, 12:00

Chase Daniel – Kansas City Chiefs – FOX, 12:00

Michael Egnew – Miami Dolphins – CBS, 12:00

Andrew Gachkar – San Diego Chargers – CBS, 12:00

Zaviar Gooden – Tennessee Titans – CBS, 12:00

Ziggy Hood – Pittsburgh Steelers – Monday, ESPN, 7:30

William Moore – Atlanta Falcons – FOX, 12:00

C.J. Mosley – Detroit Lions – FOX, 3:05

Sheldon Richardson – New York Jets – Thursday, September 12

  • Finished with 5 tackles (2 solo, 3 assisted)

Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers – NBC, 7:30

Aldon Smith – San Francisco 49ers – NBC, 7:30

Sean Weatherspoon – Atlanta Falcons – FOX, 12:00

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The first week of NFL games kicks off today, and that gives Mizzou fans even more Tiger football to watch. That’s because Mizzou has a rich tradition of sending players to the National Football League, and many of them succeed. Below is your viewing schedule for this week’s games. All times are Central, and all team information is courtesy of ESPN.com.

Tim Barnes – St. Louis Rams – FOX, 3:25

Beau Brinkley – Tennessee Titans – CBS, 12:00

Colin Brown – Buffalo Bills – CBS, 12:00

Chase Coffman – Atlanta Falcons – FOX, 12:00

Chase Daniel – Kansas City Chiefs – CBS, 12:00

Michael Egnew – Miami Dolphins – CBS, 12:00

Blaine Gabbert – Jacksonville Jaguars – CBS, 12:00

Andrew Gachkar – San Diego Chargers – Monday, ESPN, 9:15

Zaviar Gooden – Tennessee Titans – CBS, 12:00

Ziggy Hood – Pittsburgh Steelers – CBS, 12:00

William Moore – Atlanta Falcons – FOX, 12:00

C.J. Mosley – Detroit Lions – FOX, 12:00

Sheldon Richardson – New York Jets – FOX, 12:00

Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers – FOX, 3:25

Aldon Smith – San Francisco 49ers – FOX, 3:25

Sean Weatherspoon – Atlanta Falcons – FOX, 12:00

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ESPN.com ranked the top 100 offensive and defensive players over the last 10 days, and the top 10 on each side of the ball were released today. Four Mizzouri Tigers made the list in total, all on the defensive side of the ball: Aldon Smith (10), Justin Smith (11), Sean Weatherspoon (86) and William Moore (93).

According to the website: “We polled 63 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, with 10 being the best regardless of position in the NFL. Ties, as denoted by an asterisk, were broken by determining which player had more ballots with the higher number (if players are tied, the player with three 10s is ranked higher than the player with two 10s; if the tied players had the same amount of highest numbers — each with two 10s — we moved to the next number: three 9s beats two 9s).”

Aldon Smith is a third-year linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. His 33.5 sacks in his first two seasons are the most in NFL history.

Justin Smith is a thirteenth-year defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers. Smith is a four time Pro Bowler and has allowed Aldon Smith to flourish in his first two years.

Weatherspoon is a fourth-year linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons. Since he took over as the full-time starter in 2011, Weatherspoon has defended 10 passes less than 15 yards downfield, second most among linebackers during that span, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

Moore is a fourth-year safety for the Atlanta Falcons. Since the start of 2010, Moore has intercepted or broken up 23 passes thrown at or beyond the first-down marker, more than any other strong safety in the league, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

These four Tigers represent the impressive lineage Missouri has to the NFL. To see more Tigers in the league, check out the NFL Pipeline page, and look for more season-long updates.

 

William MooreFormer Mizzou Football safety William “Willy Mo” Moore released his official World W.A.R. II track for the 2013 NFL season. The W.A.R. stands for “WillyMo Always Ready.” Moore,  a Pro Bowl safety for the Atlanta Falcons, references a few of the many Tigers now in the NFL in his song.

Moore played at Mizzou from 2005 to 2008. His junior season, Moore recorded 117 tackles and a school-record eight interceptions. His incredible season led to All-American and All-Big 12 honors.

Moore was drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2009 draft. He played in the 2013 Pro Bowl, after a season in which he intercepted four passes and recorded 75 tackles.

Check out his video below, and follow him on Twitter @WillMo_25