What do you do when you don’t have a pro day to attend and you’re an NFL draft hopeful? Former Missouri QB Maty Mauk knows — you get your wide receiver friends together and create your own pro day.
Mauk, who was dismissed from the Mizzou football program in January of 2016 for a violation of team rules, played in just two games for Eastern Kentucky last season before a concussion and season-ending shoulder injury.
With his eligibility exhausted, Mauk is now seeking a chance at professional football. He just needs a place to display his skills.
Given his turbulent exit from Columbia, which was preceded by more than one suspension, odds were not good that he’d get an invitation to participate with Missouri pro prospects. And Eastern Kentucky, while surely a fine school, isn’t known for producing pro football talent.
So Mauk is seemingly on his own in creating a day to show off his health and skills, so that’s what he’s going to do.
According to a post from Mauk on Instagram, the event is set for Friday, April 7, at Glendale High in Springfield, Mo. Former Missouri WR Bud Sasser, among others, will be there presumably to catch passes. Mauk also will be accompanied by former NFL QB Jay Fiedler, who serves as Mauk’s quarterback coach.
You can see the image Mauk posted to his account here.
At last check, Mauk was hoping to land a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA as a result of his injury. That appears to have fallen through.
For all his faults, Mauk was 17-5 as Missouri’s starter and was on two teams that went the SEC Championship Game after winning the SEC East in 2013 and 2014.
Here’s a look at the regretful letter he wrote following his dismissal from Missouri.
— Maty Mauk © (@MatyMauk_7) January 28, 2016
Missouri will hold its pro day workouts on Wednesday.