Former Mizzou players are always looking for ways to give back to the community. Mizzou Made wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, is no exception.
This Saturday will be the fourth year in a row he has hosted the St. Louis JMac’s Back to School Packs, which works to fill children’s backpacks with essential school supplies for the upcoming year. Maclin will also include a message of “No Work. No Play” in each pack, as a reminder that taking one’s studies seriously when you are young will pay off later on in the form of career opportunities and goal attainment.
Maclin compiled 182 catches for 2,315 yards and 22 scores in just two seasons with Mizzou after a serious knee injury sidelined him for his freshman season. He was a 2008 All-American before being drafted in the first round by the Eagles. He scored 10 touchdowns for them during the 2010 campaign.
Since 2009, Maclin has caught 258 passes for 3,453 receiving yards as an Eagle. He averages 13.4 yards per catch, and he has scored 26 receiving touchdowns for Philadelphia. He was sidelined prior to the start of the 2013 season with a torn ACL, but he is expected to hit the field this season and play a major part in the Eagles’ offense once again.
Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Mo., will host the event, which will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19.