Careers & Jobs
Real Estate & Rentals
Full MSN Index
Mizzou Commit Temple Tops His Brother
Posted Jul 23, 2007
Despite his well-known last name, Rockhurst (Mo.) running back Drew Temple has not received as much buzz as one might think. Still, Temple –-MU’s recent recruit and younger brother of Mizzou star running back Tony Temple -– is no slouch. This was apparent when the elder Temple visited Rockhurst recently and went head-to-head with his little brother in some friendly sibling competition.
Drew beat Tony in a 40-yard dash and, for good measure, out-lifted him in the power clean.
“He’s pretty mad about that. I’m surprised myself. I couldn’t believe it. He was making excuses, but I beat him,” said Drew, a 5-foot-10, 193-pound rising senior who has run the 40 in less than 4.4 seconds.
One thing Tony wasn’t upset about, though, was his brother’s recent decision to follow in his footsteps at
, even though the leading returning rusher in the Big 12 never leaned too hard on his brother to become a Tiger.
“He never put any pressure on me at all,” Drew said, “but he’s really happy that I committed,”
And Tony wasn’t the only one.
Mizzou assistant coach Andy Hill “was just happy. He was real excited and was screaming, saying he’s glad I decided to become a Tiger,” Drew Temple said.
Despite his immense potential as a game-breaking back, Drew has been somewhat overlooked because of an Achilles injury that cost him most of last season.
were recruiting him, but it turned out t hey had no shot.
“Every time I go [to Columbia] I feel like I’m at home,” Drew said. “I’m really glad that I decided to do it, so now I can go into my senior season and concentrate on everything.”
Kansas City powerhouse Rockhurst posted a disappointing 6-3 record last year, but returns a loaded team that could be as good as any highly respected head coach Tony Severino has had in years.
“We’re going to do some amazing things this year,” Drew said.
And now that his commitment is out of the way, MU fans can focus on his brother doing the same thing on the college level, and Drew hopefully following in his footsteps.
: This has been yet another complimentary article from InsideMizzou.com. Subscribers receive access to all of our top-notch coverage as well as the entire Scout.com national network. And if you'd like to join in time to receive the football preview issue of Inside Mizzou Magazine, time is running out!
Missouri Verbal's Successful Season
Nov 6, 2007
Kenja Jackson Video Interview
Jul 23, 2007
ScoutTV: QB Tommy Reamon
Jul 23, 2007
2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook
with an annual Total Access Pass
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from ShowMeMizzou.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a
list of all Team Newsletters
Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to
View My HotList
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to
Football > Missouri > Recruiting
View My HotList
Copyright © 2014 Scout.com.
All rights reserved.
Terms of Service
Junior College Football
Advertise on MSN
About our ads
© 2014 Microsoft