Mizzou football defensive end is no longer enrolled at MU. He is one of two Tigers who are no longer on the team.
Moments before Saturday’s kickoff, the Mizzou football team announced one player was no longer a part of the team.
Defensive end Trajan Jeffcoat left the team sometime before the Tigers’ game against Troy.
"“Trajan Jeffcoat is not presently enrolled at Mizzou and will not be with the football team for the remainder of the season,” the press release said. “In consideration of student privacy rights, we will not comment further on this matter.”"
After Saturday’s win, coach Barry Odom was asked about Jeffcoat and he had no further comment.
Jeffcoat missed the first four games of the season with a sprained elbow. He was expected to be the starter this year opposite of Chris Turner.
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His injury, which occurred on the first day of camp, pushed back his start to the season. But during the bye week and this past week, Jeffcoat was practicing and looked on pace to get some game action finally.
He was listed on the depth chart for the first time last Tuesday when Mizzou released its two-deep roster for Troy. But on Saturday, it was announced Jeffcoat was gone.
Before Saturday’s press release, several Mizzou reporters noticed Jeffcoat was not on the field for warm-ups. He was expected to be a game-time decision.
The Mizzou D-Line should look the same without Jeffcoat as he hasn’t played this season, but the Tigers are losing a potential starter who may have lifted their pass rush for the rest of the season. Now, you can forget about that boost he could have provided. Mizzou will continue to start sophomore Jatorian Hansford, with junior Tre Williams coming off the bench when he is healthy. Williams missed Saturday’s game with a sprained ankle.
The Tigers have Akial Byers who can rotate inside and outside as well as senior Franklin Agabismere and freshman Isaiah McGuire listed at DE on the two-deep.
In another roster shakeup, Odom confirmed to Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou that safety Jordan Ulmer is transferring.
That’s not as shocking. Ulmer didn’t see the field too much in the first four games, and had to make a decision to keep his eligibility.
Ulmer started his first game in 2017 as a freshman, but never started again for the Tigers. Mizzou is deep at all three safety spots despite losing the junior.