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Terry Beckner Jr. is healthy, and PFF says he's ready to become a household name

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Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

Be quiet, everybody. J'den's talking about music again.

Mizzou Tigers pennant A TBJ breakout

PFF's top 25 breakout players of 2016

9. Terry Beckner, Jr; DT, Missouri

2016 grade: 81.0 | 2015 snaps: 324

A late-season injury kept Becker Jr eligible for this list as he was on his way to one of the best true freshman seasons in the nation. He still finished as the top true freshman interior defensive lineman at 81.0 as he brought excellent run defense (83.1) to go with an average pass rushing effort (74.1). Beckner Jr came in with plenty of recruiting hype and he lived up to it when he had an opportunity to play as a freshman. Expect another step forward as he becomes more of a household name around the nation as a sophomore.

Mizzou Tigers pennant More on Sterk

The Trib: UM Board of Curators approves Jim Sterk as next AD

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou, Sterk agree to 7-year contract

Post-Dispatch: Sterk led San Diego State to new heights

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou, Sterk agree to 7-year contract

KC Star: Board of Curators approves hiring of Jim Sterk as Missouri’s athletic director

The Missourian: Missouri announces Jim Sterk as new athletics director

PowerMizzou: Insider Report on Jim Sterk

He’s been involved in a number of renovations for the athletic facilities and even a major upgrade was made last year when the basketball program received a $15 million dollar practice facility. That said, some fans felt he never came off as much of a promoter for the program and more resources could have been used on drawing in the local community to support the athletic program more. Most notably, he launched a "Rise to 25" campaign in 2014 which promised a better fan experience at games and increased attendance but nothing really ever came of it. San Diegans are just now starting to see investments being put into action with increased events, creative promotions such as billboards and so on but a lot of that arguably has more to do with the hype surrounding this year’s talent-heavy team.

Mizzou Tigers pennant ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Trib: Earleywine meets with administrators, no decision made on his future

Mizzou Tigers pennant This is a tremendous breakdown

Inside the Pylon: Under the Microscope – Chiefs Center Mitch Morse

Mizzou Tigers pennant Still undefeated in Italy

MUtigers.com: VanLeer Drops 26 to Power @MizzouHoops to Second Italy Win

Post-Dispatch: VanLeer shoots Mizzou to victory in Italy

KC Star: Mizzou wins second straight exhibition on Italian tour

Mizzou Tigers pennant Another "A new year is starting!" benchmark

MUtigers.com: @MizzouVB Conducts First Official Practice of 2016 Season