Mizzou Made: Where Are They Now?
After graduation and the NFL, members of the Mizzou Football Family spread out across the country to take the next step in their careers. Find out what these Mizzou Made student-athletes are up to now:
Jaron Baston: Defensive lineman from 2005-2009
He played in the NFL for one season with the Detroit Lions following his Mizzou career. Today, he is the CEO of Top Flite Management Group.
John Birdwell: Offensive lineman from 2008-2011
He is a financial management trainee at Graybar in Orange County, Calif.
Steven Blair: Defensive lineman from 2004-2007
He is in the United State Navy, based in Rota, Spain.
Quinn Brown: Offensive lineman from 2008-2011
He is an offensive graduate assistant for Wyoming Cowboy football.
Tony Buhr: Safety from 2007-2010
He is the travel director at Maritz Travel Company in St. Louis, Mo.
Jimmy Burge: Defensive lineman from 2009-2012
He is an independent Petroleum Landman in Houston, Texas.
Travis Cardoza: Safety from 2004-2007
He is an engineer at Boeing Company in Philadelphia, Pa.
Brock Christopher: Linebacker from 2005-2008
He works at Forest Pharmaceuticals as a pharmaceutical rep in Columbia, Mo.
Brandon Coleman: Quarterback from 2002-2006
He is the offensive coordinator and QB coach at Central High School in Springfield, Mo.
Bart Coslet: Defensive lineman from 2006-2010
He is the owner and partner of H&C Copper Plus in St. Charles, Mo.
Joel Clinger: Offensive lineman from 2002-2006
He is the owner, operator and keeper at Big Joel’s Safari Petting Zoo and Educational Park in Wright City, Mo.
Adam Crossett: Kicker from 2003-2007
He was a member of the Indianapolis Colts in 2008. Today, he is the lead financial analyst at AT&T in Dallas, Texas.
Chase Daniel: Quarterback from 2005-2008
He has played for three NFL teams and is currently a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. He is also the owner of 10 Star Apparel, a custom-apparel manufacturing company, based in Dallas, Texas.
Matt Davis: Running back from 2007-2010
He is a biomedical engineer at Cerner Corporation in Columbia, Mo.
Brendan Donaldson: Defensive lineman from 2007-2010
He does white glove storage and delivering in San Marcos, Texas.
Brad Ekwerekwu: Wide receiver from 2003-2006
He is a career talent advisor at Avenue Scholars Foundation in Omaha, Neb.
Atiyyah Ellison: Defensive lineman from 2002-2004
He is an assistant football coach and the freshman boy’s basketball coach at Battle High School in Columbia, Mo.
Elvis Fisher: Offensive lineman from 2007-2012
He was a member of the New England Patriots in 2013. Today, he works at Whiskey Wild Saloon in Columbia, Mo.
Will Franklin: Wide receiver from 2004-2007
He is a basketball coach at Madison Prep in St. Louis, Mo.
Brandon Gerau: Wide receiver from 2007-2011
He works at Landmark Bank in Columbia, Mo.
Jeff Gettys: Linebacker from 2007-2010
He is the assistant director of operations at the office of the governor in Jefferson City, Mo.
Matt Grabner: Punter from 2009-2010
He is a sales representative at Anheuser-Busch in Alton, Ill.
Kurtis Gregory: Offensive Lineman from 2005-2009
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Kurtis owns a farm in Marshall, Mo.
Dedrick Harrington: Linebacker from 2002-2006
He is a personal lines underwriter at State Farm in Tempe, Ariz.
Jake Harry: Punter from 2007-2008
He is a sales executive at NANA Management Services in Anchorage, Alaska.
Andy Hille: Offensive Lineman from 2004-2005
He is a brewer at Perennial Artisan Ales in St. Louis, Mo.
Trey Hobson: Defensive back from 2007-2011
He is a life insurance agent at Primera Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.
Matt Hoenes: Punter from 2004-2006
He is an associate at Lenox Advisors in Chicago, Ill.
Andrew Hoskins: Wide receiver from 2002-2006
He is a professional DJ at KC Sound Design and a math teacher at Liberty Public Schools.
Kenji Jackson: Safety from 2008-2011
He is a defensive graduate assistant for Northwestern Football.
Andrew Jones: Tight end from 2008-2011
He is the senior mortgage loan officer at North American Savings Bank.
Wes Kemp: Wide receiver from 2008-2011
Today, he is a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual in St. Louis, Mo.
Kirk Lakebrink: Offensive lineman from 2008-2010
He is the marketing manager and art director at Blaine Labs in Kansas City, Mo.
Luke Lambert: Linebacker from 2007-2011
He is a credit analyst at Landmark Bank in Columbia, Mo.
Tyler Luellen: Offensive lineman 2003-2007
He was a member of the San Diego Chargers in 2008 and played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League from 2009-2012. Today, he is an associate sales representative at Veran Medical Technologies in St. Louis, Mo.
Gahn McGaffie: Wide receiver from 2008-2012
He is an entrepreneur in Kansas City, Mo.
Jack Meiners: Offensive lineman from 2009-2012
He is a financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch in Clayton, Mo.
De’Vion Moore: Running back from 2007-2011
He is a learning specialist for Columbia Public Schools and a football coach at Hickman High School.
Marvin Norman: Offensive lineman from 2007-2011
He is the manager at a McDonalds in Columbia, Mo.
Jayson Palmgren: Offensive lineman from 2007-2011
He works for North Kansas City School.
Louis Pintola: Offensive lineman from 2005-2006
He is the general manager at Rubio’s (a Mexican restaurant) in Los Angeles, Calif.
Joe Plevel: Wide receiver from 2008-2012
He is a sales representative at Pic 1 Medical in Columbia, Mo.
Munir Prince: Defensive back from 2008-2010
After double majoring in Business Management and receiving a Master’s Degree in Financial Planning at the University of Missouri, he is now Wide Receivers and Tight Ends Coach at Drake University.
Tony Randolph: Linebacker
He is the assistant strength and conditioning coach for Ole Miss Football.
Jason Ray: Wide receiver from 2003-2007
He is the wide receivers coach at Oklahoma State University.
Grant Ressel: Kicker from 2007-2011
He is currently attending dental school at the University of Missouri (Kansas City).
Martin Rucker: Tight end for Mizzou from 2003-2007
Since playing at Mizzou, he has developed “Body by Ruc,” a one-month boot camp based in Overland Park, Kan. Before “Body By Ruc,” Rucker played for the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, and then the Jacksonville Jaguars before he was placed on the injured list during his tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tommy Saunders: Wide receiver from 2004-2008
He is the creator of the Rock 360, an ab-workout device, and owner of FEWDM Fitness.
Forrest Shock: Wide receiver from 2007-2010
He is the vice president at Huntleigh McGehee in Clayton, Mo.
Paul Simpson: Cornerback from 2006-2007
He is a public safety professional Stockton, Calif.
Brian Smith: Defensive end from 2002-2006
He was a fourth-round selection of the Jacksonville Jaguars and was a member of the team until 2008. He is currently a banquet server and bartender at Norwood Hills Country Club in Saint Louis, Mo.
Corey Sudhoff: Defensive lineman
He is a teacher and freshman football assistant coach at Blue Springs South.
Chris Tipton: Offensive lineman from 2004-2007
He is a Flight Medic in Hannibal, Mo.
Lorenzo Williams: Defensive lineman from 2003-2007
Williams played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 and the Carolina Panthers from 2008-2009. Today, he is the head football coach at Central High School in Springfield, Mo.
Marcus Woods: Running back from 2003-2007
He is the assistant branch manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Kansas City, Mo.
Monte Wyrick: Offensive lineman from 2003-2007
He works in computer software and FedEx Express in Columbia, Mo.