COLUMBIA - Most college football players are focused on getting on the field. And when they do get to play, they are focused on playing well enough to be able to keep playing.
Then there's Jake Harry, who doesn't want to see the field. He prepares the same way, working hard in case he needs to play. But then he goes up to his teammates and asks them to keep him off the field.
Harry is Missouri's punter. When he gets on the field, a drive has stalled. When he's not getting playing time, the offense is scoring points. Against Bowling Green last Saturday, Harry came up with a career-long 69-yard punt that helped give the Tigers better field position and mount a comeback.
Usually, Harry's way of encouraging his teammates is telling them to keep him off the field.
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