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A must listen for Mizzou and Chiefs fans

Yeah, that’s right. Of course, it’s Nick Bolton, who made an appearance on the Kansas City radio airwaves Wednesday afternoon. The former Mizzou linebacker joined Rock M Nation friend Carrington Harrison on 610 Sports KC’s “The Drive” to discuss being drafted by the Chiefs in the second round and his career at Missouri.

After being let go by the University of Washington, Bolton said motivation played a key role in his success at Mizzou.

“I didn’t get the opportunity to play there, so it kind of added some fuel to the fire. It kind of wanted me to prove myself right and not really worry about the outside noise......That’s kind of been the motivation and what I tell myself every single day.”

Bolton was one of five Mizzou players drafted, the program’s most since 2015 — and he still shares a special bond with his former teammates.

“That’s the greatest moments of our life.....I’m proud of those guys, I’ve talked to all of those guys after they got drafted. It’s an exciting moment for us, but we know it doesn’t end there, it’s just the beginning.

Good interview by CDot. You can listen to the full Nick Bolton segment on 610 Sports Radio here.

But wait, there’s more on Bolton! On chiefs.com, Chiefs Reporter Matt McMullen wrote 10 Quick Facts About the Chiefs’ 2021 Draft Class. Here’s what he had to say on Bolton.

1. Linebacker Nick Bolton was a tackling machine at the University of Missouri.

Bolton was an absolute star in the middle of Mizzou’s defense over the last two seasons, racking up the most defensive stops of any linebacker in SEC play in both 2019 and 2020. In total, he tallied 202 tackles during his final two years in school and averaged more than nine per game.

Those numbers are the result of a certain mindset that Bolton brings to every single snap — something that the folks at Pro Football Focus summed up nicely in their Draft Guide. “He’s a tone setter in every sense of the word. Bolton wants to send a message to every player he comes in contact with.”

And how about we end this with a little coffee this morning? Because UMass transfer Ronnie DeGray III becomes the latest member of the Mizzou Basketball team. Four incoming transfers...all four with multiple years of eligibility remaining? Yes, please!

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Onto the links! MIZ!


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