A year ago, Maty Mauk was getting set to lead the Missouri Tigers to its third straight SEC East title.
Now, he’s just excited to be playing at Eastern Kentucky.
Mauk, was dismissed from the team last fall after multiple incidents. He resurfaced at Eastern Kentucky where he is currently competing to be the Colonels starting quarterback.
Mauk posted to on social media to describe his excitement for the upcoming season.
Almost here ? @ Eastern Kentucky University https://t.co/6a6ELiA48O
— Maty Mauk © (@M_MAUK_7) August 21, 2016
According to Eastern Kentucky, Mauk played pretty well in yesterday’s scrimmage. He threw for two touchdowns, including one that was 55 yards. Mauk isn’t the first marquee player to leave a Power 5 school and play for Eastern Kentucky. Former Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence played for the Colonels last year before being selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round.
In his final season at Missouri, Mauk completed 57 of his 110 passes and threw six touchdowns to four interceptions. But he only appeared in four games before being dismissed from the team after a controversial video surfaced of Mauk.
The Tigers struggled in Mauk’s absence, as freshman Drew Lock threw eight interceptions and completed less than 50 percent of his passes. The Tigers finished the season 5-7.