Entering sixth year, Missouri's Fisher provides veteran presence

Missouri offensive tackle Elvis Fisher speaks during SEC Media Day last month in Hoover, Ala.

Missouri offensive tackle Elvis Fisher speaks during SEC Media Day last month in Hoover, Ala. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Elvis Fisher’s Twitter bio starts off with a quip: “Senior citizen at Mizzou.”

While obviously hyperbole, there is a hint of truth to his claim. The starting left tackle is the longest-tenured player on the Missouri Tiger roster.

Fisher is in his sixth year with the program, having redshirted his freshman year in 2007 and taking a medical redshirt last season after rupturing the patellar tendon in his left knee during fall camp last August.

Now back for one last go-around, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior from Saint Petersburg, Fla., is ready to roll.

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