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Baggett becoming reliable option for Tigers

Baggett becoming reliable option for Tigers

October 30th, 2012 in News

Missouri's Andrew Baggett (99) is congratulated by teammate Evan Boehm after after kicking a field goal during Saturday's game with Kentucky at Faurot Field.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett didn't have a memorable start to his college kicking career. But he's used to less than stellar first kicks.

"The first time I kicked a football in (high school) practice, it had rained and I was like, "I'm going to go and kick it really hard so it goes really far and everybody sees how good it is,'" Baggett said. "Then I went up there and slipped and kicked the center in the head with the ball."

Baggett improved after the gaff during his junior year of high school at Lee's Summit North, earning enough to earn interest from Missouri. He's gotten better during his ....