“We are proud of him being a part of our family here. A great, great player who makes big plays,” Mizzou Football Head Coach Gary Pinkel said. “But he brings so much more to a team, and that’s his leadership. Your locker room is better because Jeremy Maclin is walking around.”
During his playing days at Mizzou, Maclin was a two-time consensus All-American as a wide receiver and an all-purpose player. During the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he had nearly 3,000 yards and scored 28 touchdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted him with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Until now, Maclin has spent his entire professional career in Philadelphia. With the Eagles, he had 36 career touchdowns. Last season, he had a career year with 85 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. Maclin will be reuniting with the coach who drafted him back in 2009 – former Eagles Head Coach and current Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid.
Maclin will also be reuniting with his quarterback from his Mizzou days – Chase Daniel. Daniel is the Chiefs back-up quarterback to Alex Smith and started one game in the 2014 season. Both Maclin and Daniel were inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Hall of Fame last month.
Maclin is also known for his hard work off the field. He is the founder “JMac Gives Back,” an organization that provides opportunities through charitable and educational efforts to kids living in alternative living situations. He’s passionate about giving back to the community, especially the city of St. Louis. Maclin is from Kirkwood, Mo. and loves giving back to the community that helped lead him to his success today.
Maclin is one of many Mizzou Made players in the NFL that can make a huge impact on the success of the team.