Mizzou beat writer Dave Matter of the Post-Dispatch highlights the top 30 athletes he has covered in his time writing about the Tigers since the late 1990s.
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The best passing quarterback in team history and Heisman Trophy finalist led the Tigers to uncharted orbits during his celebrated career.
The Olympic medalist and four-time world champion first honed his craft in the Mizzou thrower's circle, the start of a brilliant career that went local to global.
The three-time all-conference linebacker was the heart and soul of Gary Pinkel's best Big 12 teams.
Together they powered a lethal backfield and guided Mizzou back to glory in the 1990s.
Despite multiple knee injuries, the unknown wideout emerged as one of Mizzou's great playmakers with a season for the ages in 2009.