Walk-on Jeff Gettys continues to make his way up the ranks of the University of Missouri football team.
The 2006 Houston graduate learned this week that he will travel with the Tigers to all away games. Only the top 70 players on the roster receive the honor. Last year, Gettys dressed for home games only.
Gettys’ first official trip is Saturday when Missouri travels to St. Louis to face Illinois in the season opener. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
Gettys begins the season third on the depth chart at middle linebacker and continues to play on special teams. He received a scare in the team’s scrimmage last Thursday when he collided head-to-head with another defender and suffered a mild concussion. But Gettys was expected to return to practice Tuesday.