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Mizzou Defensive Tackle Harold Brantley wins this week's "Bow Tie Award"

Here at Rock M Nation, we believe in rewarding players for their outstanding performances on the field. The "Bow Tie Award" is given to the player we believe had the biggest impact on the game.

Harold Brantley sporting his first Bow Tie Award
Harold Brantley sporting his first Bow Tie Award
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Mizzou defensive tackle Harold Brantley had only two tackles and one pass break up in his first start vs UCF, but his impact on the game was felt far beyond the box score stats. He lost weight over the summer due to an illness that dropped him on the depth chart, but when healthy, Brantley is one of Mizzou's most talented linemen. Take a look at the athleticism he displays on this 3rd and long: This drive ended with UCF missing a field goal - something Brantley is quickly becoming associated with.

On the season he's only credited with 3 tackles, 1 PBU and 1 QB hurry, of which all except one tackle came vs UCF in relief of injured Matt Hoch, however he did block a field goal vs Toledo last week:

About Harold

Despite reports to the contrary, Harold's last name is in fact "Brantley" not "Bentley" although cough that'd be a pretty sweet nickname cough.

Harold is a 6'3", 285 pound (according to Pinkel yesterday) redshirt Sophomore defensive tackle for our Missouri Tigers. Coming to us from Hershey, Pennsylvannia (he's an avid Eagles fan) and sporting #90. He started 5 games last year for Mizzou's 12-2 SEC East Champions.

Harold had a breakout game during Mizzou's 24-10 beatdown of Ole Miss in 2013, blocking one field goal, converting a 26 yard fake punt.

Award Time!

It took us a little longer to deliver Mr. Bentley Brantley his award since he was driving a new car we weren't familiar with. We caught up with him on Faurot Field yesterday after practice.

He seemed really pleased with the award.