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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Yesterday at Rock M
- Brandon Kiley looks at Who will replace Tyree Gillespie at Mizzou?
- UMass transfer Ronnie Degray III commits to Mizzou, writes Matt Harris
- From Dave Matter: Mizzou football adds future games against Army, BYU, San Diego State, Louisiana
- Mizzou adds fourth transfer in UMass’ Ronnie Degray III, writes Dave Matter
- No vacancies on Missouri Tigers football schedules through 2031: Blair Kerkhoff updates us on who they’re playing
- Missouri Tigers men’s basketball adds UMass transfer whose father played in the Big 12, writes Blair Kerkhoff
- From Calum McAndrew: Steelman selected, Tigers snubbed for NCAA Regional berth
- Missouri lands UMass transfer forward Ronnie Degray III, writes Joel Lorenzi
- Here’s a look at Mizzou Football’s future non-conference opponents
- Mizzou redshirt sophomore golfer Ross Steelman has been selected to the NCAA Regionals, a No. 1 seed in the Noblesville Regional site. More here on MUTigers.com.
- Matt Harris updates us on where the 2021 Mizzou Basketball commits land in 247Sports’ final composite rankings
Given that 247 did its final rankings update for the 2021 class, let's see where #Mizzou commits landed in its composite index:— Matt Harris (@MattJHarris85) May 5, 2021
- No. 144: Anton Brookshire
- No. 154: Yaya Keita
- No. 181: Trevon Brazile
- No. 228: Sean Durugordon
- NR: Kaleb Brown
- Former Tiger Drew Buggs has landed at Winthrop. Good luck to Buggs!
- Our own Nate Edwards joined Michael Bratton to discuss some Mizzou Football on That SEC Football Podcast. Give it a listen!
- Redshirt sophomore Jeremiah Kent was named Tiger Style’s Most Improved Wrestler this season.
- Up next for Mizzou Softball: The regular season series finale this weekend at Tennessee.
- The SEC presidents will vote on the conference’s transfer rule at the end of May
Source: SEC Presidents will vote on the league's intraconference transfer rule at the end of May.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 5, 2021
League currently requires intraconference transfers to sit out one full season before becoming eligible.
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