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West Went From Late Bloomer To Hall Of Famer

Soon-to-be Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee Devin West didn’t pick up the sport of football until high school. His freshman year West was, in his words, the waterboy for the Moberly Spartans….

That scholarship was to attend and play at the University of Missouri….

West said Coach Larry Smith took the Tigers to Wentworth Military for two-a-day practices….

Devin West still owns the Mizzou single game rushing record of 319 yards against the Kansas Jayhawks in 1998. The former Moberly Spartans also set the MU single season rushing record of 1,578 yards that year.

West will be among the class inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during the football luncheon on October 13th at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. You can find the full program with Devin West by visiting the Magic City Sports Talk page at

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