Mizzou Player Holds Many Jobs
That's what Missouri's Adam Crossett does. In the Tiger victory over Baylor, Mizzou's kicker and punter Adam Crossett nailed his longest field goal this season: 49 yards.
Crossett's journey to get where he is today as missouri's punter and kicker is unique. Crossett got beat out as goalie his sophomore year in high school and decided to try out another sport for his junior and senior years.
"At that point in time I'd always kind of messed around kicking a football and so I decided to maybe take it to the next level," Crossett said.
And after only two seasons of experience, Crossett walked on to Missouri.
"I had a lot of confidence in myself,"said Crossett.
Now, Crossett starts as kicker and punter plus has a scholarship.
"He's always trying to get better after practice probably three out of four days a week we're taking extra snaps and taking extra kicks," wide receiver and holder Brad Ekwerekwu said.
Kickers and punters are often criticized.
"I just need to worry about doing my job instead of pleasing people because I think if you get caught up in that it can be a pretty tall order to please every Tiger fan that there is," Crossett said.
Crossett's role here at The University of Missouri as kicker and punter isn't the only thing he takes seriously. Crossett grauated high school with a 4.0 and says he's still just as competitive in the college classroom.
"I think it's just about being competitive in everything I do like I'm I really try to be competitive on the field and even in the classroom. I hate losing at anything and I hate getting bad grades on things," Crossett said.
With Crossett's drive, he must be looking ahead to the next level.
"I think I'll probably be in Grad school I don't think I'll obviously if the opportunity presented itself I would gladly welcome it but I'm not worried about that. I'm trying to cut it here at here at Mizzou," Crossett said.
Crossett is the only player in the Big 12 to kick and punt.