clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Nick Bolton named a preseason First Team All-American by The Athletic

Mizzou Links for Thursday, September 3

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Another preseason honor for Missouri’s linebacker...

Nick Bolton is racking up the preseason accolades, as expected. On August 25th, the junior linebacker was announced to the AP Preseason All-American second team. Yesterday, he landed on The Athletic’s first team Preseason All-American list ($$).

Sure, The Athletic’s preseason All-American list included only the teams that were playing this fall, but regardless — a big congrats to Bolton! (Editor’s note: seems only fair the teams PLAYING should count towards this)

Here’s The Athletic’s take on Bolton:

“An overlooked three-star recruit from Texas, Bolton went from role player as a true freshman to breakout star as a sophomore, finishing with 107 tackles, 7.5 TFLs, eight pass breakups, and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.”

Bolton was recognized as one of eight SEC players on The Athletic’s First Team.

More content from The Athletic, the staff had a full preview from the SEC out yesterday, including predicted order of finish projections ($$). Not exactly a surprise, but they had Missouri projected to finish sixth place in the SEC East division.

“First-year coach Eliah Drinkwitz says he embraces whatever the SEC throws at him. His debut will come against Alabama, with the likes of LSU, Georgia, and Florida to follow. The Tigers bring back defensive talent from a six-win 2019, and Drinkwitz revamped the offense with graduate transfers, but depth could be an issue. The Tigers have to figure out their starting quarterback, too.

And yesterday was a powerful day in Columbia — as players, coaches, staff, and many others (including Madame Editor) marched throughout the campus to protest social injustice. Everyone involved made a significant statement as the “Mizzou 4 Change” movement made a huge impact.

Mizzou junior soccer player Keiarra Slack and the Vice President of Mizzou’s Black Student Athlete Association said it best:

And some positive words from one of Mizzou Baseball’s newest addition Torin Montgomery. This is just an incredible photo here.

Let’s be better together, Mizzou.

Onto the links, with more highlights from the march.

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:

(Power Mizzou)


(Columbia Daily Tribune)


  • Video from Andy Kimball on the march entering Memorial Stadium
  • Eli Drinkwitz’s sign yesterday read “Preach and teach anti-racism.”
  • Here’s Jeremiah Tilmon and his son.
  • Huge news surrounding the SEC East, as Georgia QB Jamie Newman is opting out of the season
  • Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Mizzou, according to Max Baker
  • Nick Bolton (First Team) and Kobie Whiteside (Third Team) have been named to the Pro Football College’s All-American team
  • College Colors Day is coming up on Friday!
  • Good stuff from Travion Ford....

  • If you’re looking to sign up for ESPN+, Rock M Nation now has an affiliate link: click Here for ESPN+ Now! (** RockMNation has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though RockMNation may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.**)