COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The man known as "Mr. Mizzou" for his devotion to Tiger football is retiring from the broadcast booth.
Former Missouri football player and coach John Kadlec is stepping down as a football announcer after 16 seasons. He will remain a special assistant to athletic director Mike Alden and concentrate on fundraising.
Kadlec came to Columbia from St. Louis in 1947 to play for coach Don Faurot. He continued as a graduate assistant coach and later a member of Faurot's staff.
Kadlec also coached under Dan Devine and Al Onofrio before going to Kansas State as development director. He returned to Missouri in 1986.
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