Former Missouri Receiver Jeremy Maclin Creates Scholarship

6 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Friday, August 24 2012 Aug 24, 2012 Friday, August 24, 2012 2:31:00 PM CDT August 24, 2012 in Tiger Talk

COLUMBIA -- Jeremy Maclin, the first two-time football All-American in University of Missouri history, has established a scholarship for future Mizzou-football student athletes.

The Jeremy Maclin Football Scholarship will go to a Missouri native with preference given to a student athlete who attended Kirkwood High School, Maclin's alma mater. The selected student will have a GPA of 3.5 or better, exemplary character and will actively be serving his hometown or Columbia. Preference will be given to someone with financial hardship.

"I'm really excited and honored to be able to do something like this," said Maclin, set to begin his fourth season in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. "Football has been such a blessing for me, and I'm grateful that I have the opportunity to give back and support the Mizzou program that means so much to me."

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel had kind words about the scholarship.

"What a statement about the kind of person Jeremy is," he said. "We're so proud of who he is and how he represents not only himself but his family, his friends, his team. Everything about him just exudes first class."

Maclin lettered at Missouri in 2008 and 2009 and was a first-team All-American all-purpose selection both years. His 5,609 career all-purpose yards stands as the Mizzou record, and he also ranks fourth in receiving with 2,315 yards, 182 receptions and 22 touchdowns.

For more information about the Jeremy Maclin Football Scholarship, call the Tiger Scholarship Fund at 573-882-0704 or email it at tsf@missouri.edu.

 

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