Maty Mauk’s college football career might not be over just yet.
According to a report from Nathan Hutchinson of the Richmond Register newspaper in Kentucky, the former Missouri quarterback could petition the NCAA for another season.
That’s according to his current coach, Mark Elder of Eastern Kentucky, who told the newspaper he thinks Mauk would have a strong case for a medical redshirt after appearing in just two games this season before shoulder and brain injuries have put him out since Sept. 17.
“Anytime a senior in his final year of eligibility has a season-ending injury, you are going to examine (the situation) to see if there is an opportunity for him to get that year back,” Elder said. “You feel for these guys when they put so much into it. They’ve invested a ton throughout their entire life into this sport.”
Mauk played three seasons at Mizzou and led them to the SEC Championship game in 2014. After graduating from Mizzou and being dismissed from the team, he left Columbia for EKU, where he was immediately eligible for the Football Championship Subdivision Coloniels.
Mauk started the opener against Purdue and was 2 for 7 on pass attempts and threw two interceptions in a 45-24 loss.
Two weeks later, he started against Ball State and was 19-of-32 for 285 yards and had a touchdown in a 41-14 loss.