Former Missouri Tigers quarterback Maty Mauk will have the opportunity to rehabilitate his image after multiple drug-related and off-field incidents led to his dismissal from Mizzou. Now, Mauk is set to take his talents to the FCS level for the 2016 season.
There had been speculation that Mauk would be enrolling at Eastern Kentucky, after changing his Twitter bio to represent “EKU.”
Now, it is confirmed.
According to Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an Eastern Kentucky official confirmed Mauk signed his athletic grant-in-aid agreement with the university. Mauk will be eligible to play immediately in what will be his final year of collegiate eligibility.
Matter notes Mauk will “likely compete with senior quarterback Bennie Coney, a returning starter who set several team records last season.”
Considering Mauk was at the helm of a team that won the SEC East Title just three years ago, he could prove to be a boost for the Colonels football program if he can edge out the competition.
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