RS SO QB Maty Mauk
July 10, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou Football redshirt sophomore QB Maty Mauk (Kenton, Ohio) will serve as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, the football camp operated by one of the most recognizable families in quarterbacking, from Thursday, July 10-Sunday, July 13 in Thibodaux, La. Mauk will have the chance to work alongside and learn from Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning, and their elite academy coaching staff.
In his first season of collegiate action in 2013, Mauk made four starts in place of injured starting QB James Franklin, and made an instant impact for the Tigers, earning recognition to the SEC All-Freshman Team. He played in 13 of Mizzou's 14 games during its outstanding 12-2 campaign, throwing for 1,071 yards with an impressive 11-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio. He also ran for 229 yards and one touchdown.
Mauk will accompany head coach Gary Pinkel to the 2014 SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., appearing on Wednesday, July 16, with junior C Evan Boehm (Lee's Summit, Mo.) and senior DE Markus Golden (St. Louis, Mo.).
Below is a Q&A Mauk completed with MUTigers.com Thursday morning while traveling to Thibodaux.
MUTigers.com: Serving as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, what are you expecting to experience this weekend?
MM: "It'll be great to get down there and counsel the younger kids. I'm excited to work with them and also work with the rest of the coaches and counselors at the academy. I'll be able to learn too. I'm always looking to pick up leadership tips and soak up the other small things that go into being a successful quarterback."
MUTigers.com: What have been your points of emphasis over the summer to prepare for the 2014 season?
MM: "It's been footwork and getting the ball out quickly. Those are the types of things that give us a better chance to get the ball in play and make big plays."
MUTigers.com: Graduated Mizzou QB James Franklin served as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy last summer. What sort of advice has he given you since last season ended?
MM: "We actually had the chance to talk at his wedding this past weekend. He said to continue to grow as a leader. The rest of the team will lead behind you."
MM: "I'm just really excited about it. It's another stepping stone for me, personally, for taking on a bigger leadership role on the team. Evan, Markus and I get to represent the team. Everyone in the country is watching. It'll be fun."
Off to New Orleans for Manning Camp 🏈💯— Maty Mauk © (@MIZ_MAUK7_ZOU) July 10, 2014
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