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Mizzou ramps up Heisman hype for QB Drew Lock of Lee's Summit

Posted: 6:00 PM, Jun 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-21 23:00:18Z
Mizzou ramps up Heisman hype for QB Drew Lock of Lee's Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mizzou’s football season is more than 10 weeks away, but the Drew Lock hype train already is rolling.

The Tigers football team posted a hype video Thursday with the hashtag “#H3ISMAN.”

Lock, a Lee’s Summit graduate, set MU and Southeastern Conference records for most touchdown passes in a single season last year.

He also led the SEC in passing yards (3,964), passer rating (165.67) and yards per attempt (9.5), completing 242 of 419 passes.

Lock, who led the nation with 19 completions of at least 50 yards, broke the record during a five-touchdown performance against Arkansas in the regular-season finale, a wild 48-45 win in the annual Battle Line Rivalry game.

It was Lock’s ninth consecutive game with multiple touchdown passes, a streak that ended during a loss in the Texas Bowl against Texas.

Lock is projected as a top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He chose not to leave Mizzou  early to enter the draft last spring.

The Tigers overcame a 1-5 start, winning six straight games to close the regular season last year and reach a bowl game.

Shortly after the season, offensive coordinator Josh Heupel left to become the head coach at Central Florida. He was replaced by former Tennessee Volunteers coach and Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach Derek Dooley.

Missouri has never had a Heisman Trophy winner, but former quarterback Chase Daniel was a finalist for the award in 2007.

The Tigers open the season Sept. 1 against Tennessee-Martin at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo.