Former Tiger Great Returns to Show-Me State

2 years ago June 23, 2013 Jun 23, 2013 Sunday, June 23 2013 Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:42:47 PM CDT in Tiger Talk
By: Drew Brackett

COLUMBIA - A former Mizzou football player made his way back to Columbia this weekend.
KOMU 8's Drew Brackett tells us how the former Tiger is back in the state of Missouri in more ways than one.

One of the greatest Missouri football players in history. A quarterback that finished 4th in the Heisman voting held a youth football camp in Columbia this weekend. Chase Daniel was back at his old stomping ground helping kids learn the game of football and life lessons.

"Not only fundamentals of football, obviously we're coaching those hard out here today. This camp, I want it to be fun but I also hope they can get some stuff out of it, get some things they can take home," Daniel explains. "I think for us a lot of it is, stay in school, make sure you're honest with each other like Coach Pinkel said, make sure you don't bad talk each other. Things that really, the game of football teaches you, that these kids need to hear from someone other than their parents."

Daniel recalled where he got help with his football skills.  "I remember going to Troy Aikman's camps, he goes don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't do something. Whatever you set your mind to, you can achieve. You just need some confiedence, you need your swagger. I remember it like it was the other day." And the reminicing will continue.

Over the NFL offseason, Daniel signed a 3 year, $10 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. This upcoming NFL season, Chase Daniel will play backup to Alex Smith instead of Drew Brees. However, Daniel says he still plans to bring the knowledge he learned from Brees with him this year. "Drew means a lot to me and he's one of my best friends, being with him for four years now sort of really taught me how to think, act, eat, sleep, breathe like an NFL quarterback and how to prepare. And I'm going to take all those things he's given me and really try to impliment the same things with Alex. Me and Alex have already started forming a great friendship, I'm excited to play with him."

Daniel is looking forward to playing closer to where he spent his college career. "Bringing football back into the state of Missouri on a professional level - especially in the Kansas City area - obvoiusly the Rams have their area over in St. Louis," said Daniel. "But I'm excited to see the fans again, the Missouri fans out, the Chiefs fans coming out in full force."

And Daniel hopes he can help get the Chiefs back on track. He and the team start training camp on July 26th.

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a fire outside of Hallsville Monday night. It happened... More >>
2 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 11:38:22 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Republican-led Missouri Senate for the first time in years debated a bill to repeal the... More >>
5 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 8:37:24 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Emerging Issues Committee heard a bill on Monday that would establish statewide regulations for "transportation network... More >>
9 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 4:07:03 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - In light of International Epilepsy Day, MU Healthcare announced the expanded Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at Women's and... More >>
5 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 7:48:31 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Eighth graders at the Columbia Independent School (CIS) on North Stadium Boulevard have been studying weather related data... More >>
5 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 7:46:17 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The MU Asian American Association celebrated the Chinese New Year on campus Monday. According to the lunisolar Chinese... More >>
6 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 7:30:17 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – Disaster survivors will receive $29.2 million grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individuals and Households Program.... More >>
7 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 5:52:09 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis utility company is pushing back on the federal government's plan to cut carbon... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 5:18:19 PM CST in Continuous News
CALLAWAY COUNTY – 21-year-old Harley Walls was arrested in St. Peters when he was located in possession of one vehicle... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 4:53:32 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Two proposals aimed at requiring Missourians to show photo ID before voting are heading to the... More >>
9 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 4:22:37 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSM) held its first time event last Monday to address Thomas Hart... More >>
1 week ago January 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Friday, January 29 2016 Friday, January 29, 2016 7:20:03 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of a 1994 homicide in St. Louis is planning to appeal his case... More >>
9 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:59:58 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - A proposed bill in the Missouri House would require all schools supported by public funds to recite... More >>
9 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:47:04 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The downtown community improvement district (CID) is ready to start the first phase of The Gateways project. ... More >>
10 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:32:43 PM CST in Continuous News
FERGUSON (AP) — New estimates show Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S.... More >>
10 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:27:45 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - In a letter to faculty and staff on Monday, MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said Daniel Clay, dean... More >>
10 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:23:30 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERS ON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for a program that would track prescription drugs and let... More >>
10 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:12:32 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – Morgan Keegan will pay $850,000 for Mamtek securities fraud. Secretary of State Jason Kander announced on... More >>
10 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 2:55:09 PM CST in Continuous News
Interactive Radar Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 23°
2am 22°
3am 21°
4am 21°
5am 20°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

1:37 am
Access Hollywood
2:07 am
The Meredith Vieira Show
3:07 am
Mad Money
1:30 am
Seinfeld
2:00 am
Paid Program
2:30 am
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pm
Hollywood Game Night
8:00 pm
Chicago Med
9:00 pm
Chicago Fire
7:00 pm
The Flash
8:00 pm
iZombie
9:00 pm
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pm
Seinfeld