Missouri added a familiar face to its staff on Monday.
The program tabbed former Mizzou and NFL tight end A.J. Ofodile as the Director of Recruiting Operations, the school announced in a press release.
“I’m very excited to have A.J. joining our staff, he will be a huge part of our entire program, and specifically our recruiting efforts,” Missouri coach Barry Odom said. “I have tremendous respect for A.J. as a person and as a mentor and I’m excited for how he will represent our program and university. He cares deeply about Mizzou, and shares a lot of the same beliefs that I have on building Mizzou into a championship program.”
Ofodile, 42, has served as the head coach at Rock Bridge High School (Columbia, Mo.) since 2003, and actually took over for Odom as Rock Bridge’s head coach after serving as an assistant under Odom during the 2001-02 seasons.
Ofodile played three seasons for the Tigers and was a first-team All-Big Eight selection in 1993. He caught 73 passes for 851 yards and six touchdowns during his college career and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He spent six years in the NFL with the Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.