COLUMBIA — Missouri tight end Albert Okwuegbunam will stay with the program for another season, the redshirt sophomore announced Thursday. Okwuegbunam, who had been considering entering the NFL draft in April, injured his shoulder in the Tigers’ 38-17 win at Florida in early November and missed the rest of the season, including the Liberty Bowl. Okwuegbunam, who was listed by some draft services as the top tight end in this class, will continue his recovery in Columbia and play at least one more year for Barry Odom and whoever Missouri selects as its tight ends coach, likely interim Garrick McGee. “Mizzou Nation, these past 3 years of my life at Mizzou have been the best years of my life,” Okwuegbunam said in a statement released on Twitter. “I’ve made many connections and met people that have positively changed my life forever. Playing with my brothers on the biggest stages in-front (sic) of amazing fans has been an experience you truly can’t put a price on. I wouldn’t trade being a Mizzou Tiger for anything and I won’t. Can’t wait to get back to work, we’re coming for it all next season!” Okwuegbunam’s size and speed made him a strong third… Read full this story
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