University of Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk went through a viral infection that caused him to lose weight.
Missouri redshirt sophomore quarterback Maty Mauk went through a viral infection, and this caused him to lose approximately “eight or nine pounds”, as he claimed. The cause of Mauk’s infection is unknown, but he believes that working out and running extra hard after recovering from a back injury may have been a contributing factor.
Head coach Gary Pinkel assured that the infection was not serious, and Mauk has said that he gained “two or three pounds” back. He does not want to gain any more until fall practices begin though.
Mauk became an integral piece of Missouri’s offense when he stepped in as the starting quarterback for James Franklin. He went 3-1 as a starter and threw for 1,071 yards. He threw 11 touchdown passes against just two interceptions, and he ran for an additional 225 yards and found the end zone once.
His emergence helped the Tigers win the SEC East title, but they fell to Auburn in the SEC championship game.