Three Missouri football players have accepted invitations to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, which is set for Jan. 30 in Mobile, Ala.
Senior center Evan Boehm was among the first wave of players to accept invitations last week, while senior linebacker Kentrell Brothers and senior left tackle Connor McGovern accepted invitations Tuesday.
They join 61 other players in MU history to play in the Senior Bowl, including defensive end Markus Golden and running back Marcus Murphy last season.
Boehm, a captain from Lee’s Summit West, broke the Tigers’ all-time record Saturday when he started in his 51st consecutive game, including 12 at left guard as a freshman and the last 39 at center.
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He was on the preseason Rimington Award and Outland Trophy watch lists and won the 2011 Simone Award as the top high school player in Kansas City.
Brothers leads the nation with 140 tackles this season, which ranks seventh on Missouri’s single-season list. He is the first Tiger with consecutive 100-tackle seasons since Sean Weatherspoon in 2008-09.
Brothers, tied for ninth in Missouri history with 346 career tackles, also has 9 1/2 tackles for a loss and 2 1/2 sacks this season with two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
McGovern is listed as a guard on the Senior Bowl roster, a position he played the last three seasons before moving outside. He has played in 47 career games, including 38 consecutive starts, and boasts several weight-room records for the Tigers.
Cunningham adds SEC honor
Missouri freshman guard Sophie Cunningham was chosen Tuesday as the SEC women’s basketball player of the week for the second consecutive time.
Playing her fourth career game, Cunningham scored a Tigers-record 42 points Sunday in a win against Wake Forest at Mizzou Arena. She went 13 of 18 from the field, including 6 of 8 from three-point range.
Renee Kelly’s record had stood since Jan. 25, 1986, when she dropped 41 on Oklahoma at the Hearnes Center more than a decade before Cunningham was born.
Cunningham averaged 26.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals last week, including a win Wednesday at Wichita State.
Her 42 points are the most in an NCAA Division I game this season.