Earlier this week Mizzou Football players chose four seniors to represent Mizzou at midfield during the pregame coin toss and lead the team out onto the field each game day.
Members of the Mizzou Football Family spoke about the talent and leadership of this year’s team captains, left tackle Mitch Morse, safety Braylon Webb, wide receiver Bud Sasser, and defensive end Markus Golden.
“All four of [the captains] are very vocal, on and off of the field,” sophomore quarterback Maty Mauk said.
Junior center Evan Boehm elaborated on Golden’s willingness to be outspoken.
“Bud Sasser and Markus Golden aren’t afraid to speak up and say something when somebody else is doing something wrong,” he said.
Junior defensive end Shane Ray spoke highly of captain Mitch Morse.
“Mitch has been the expectation that has been set for the offensive lineman,” Ray praised. “He’s physical, he’s smart, and he knows what he’s supposed to do.”
He even took the time to formulate three good reasons as to why the captains are worthy of their positions: they’re awesome, they do everything right, and they couldn’t ask for better players to lead the team into battle.
“We go through sort of a war as in Sparta and Persia out here,” Ray said. “It is very intense.”
Ray also thinks very highly of fellow defensive lineman Markus Golden, his “partner in crime”, as Boehm puts it.
“Markus is full of enthusiasm,” Ray said. “He brings this intensity every day, and sets the standard for the defensive line as well.”