Gettys Will Be Guest Speaker At Missouri Alumni Event

Houston native and University of Missouri linebacker Jeff Gettys will be the guest speaker at ‘An Evening with Mizzou,’ sponsored by the Ozarks Black & Gold Mizzou Alumni Chapter.

The event is Friday, July 18, at Great Rivers Distributing in Pomona. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed at 6:30 with a catered dinner of hamburgers, chips and brownies by The Lady and Daughters. Cost is $10 per person.

Gettys, named the Tigers’ walk-on of the year last season, recently signed a full-ride scholarship with the team following a solid redshirt freshman season. He played in every game during the 2007 season on the kickoff return team.

Gettys’ role with Mizzou will likely expand in 2008. He changed his uniform number from 53 to 35 during the offseason to become eligible to catch passes on the field goal unit.

Gettys will be the featured guest at An Evening with Mizzou, which will also recognize scholarship recipients and incoming freshmen. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Betty Stock by Friday at 417-257-1190.

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