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July 12, 2017

‘I can control the skies’: MU linebacker steals the show with bold comments

HOOVER, Ala. – When Dave Shroll referred to Eric Beisel as Zeus during Beisel’s freshman year of high school, he gave Beisel more than a nickname. He gave him an alter ego that Beisel fully – and perhaps a bit absurdly – embraces...

Blake Toppmeyer

Columbia Tribune

July 12, 2017

Mizzou's Beisel on 'that team down south,' KU, and his life as a gladiator

HOOVER, Ala. • Missouri senior linebacker Eric Beisel was always destined to appear at 2017 SEC Media Days, even back when he was a backup underclassman who rarely saw the field, even when he was a bloodthirsty gladiator in his former life...

Dave Matter

August 26, 2017

Eric Beisel inspires Mizzou football to be ‘first to finish, last to fall’

Missouri senior linebacker Eric Beisel’s belief that he’s a reincarnated gladiator wasn’t merely shtick for SEC Media Days last month. It’s also become central to the Tigers’ theme for the 2017 football season, “First to Finish, Last to Fall!”...

Tod Palmer

The Kansas City Star

August 22, 2012

Summit's Beisel looking to leave legacy

Eric Beisel can’t wait. The Summit standout senior middle linebacker has been working toward this moment for years. The Falcons host Chaminade on August 24, and when he runs onto the field wearing his No. 38 jersey, he’ll have a chance to show the world that his hard work has paid off...

Nate Latsch

July 27, 2012

Summit's Eric Beisel Commits to Mizzou

All-State linebacker Eric Beisel had his pick of Division-1 schools, but in the end Missouri was his choice. He made the announcement Thursday night at a kick-off gathering for the season that included a cheerleading show and a varsity/alumni game...

Doug Miner

September 22, 2017

The assembling of Eric Beisel

As Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” rattled Rockwood Summit High School’s lockers, the one his teammates called Zeus sat upon a fold-up throne...

Tyler Kraft

The Columbia Missourian

July 26, 2017

Beisel emerges as leader for Mizzou linebackers

COLUMBIA, MO. • Missouri senior linebacker Eric Beisel instituted a team rule this offseason that speaks to his rise from career backup to starter to leader for coach Barry Odom’s team...

Dave Matter

March 27, 2018

Former Mizzou Linebacker Eric 'Zeus' Beisel Has Dedicated His Life to the Pursuit of a Championship

The sun is setting over the practice field at Rockwood Summit High School, but one player remains. Dripping sweat, he squats across from a one-man blocking sled. Without warning, he violently collides with his imaginary opponent, driving it downfield...

Brandon Hall

October 6, 2019

Linebacker Eric Beisel wants to bring his leadership and character to the XFL

Eric Beisel played his college ball as a linebacker with the University of Missouri Tigers, where he racked up over a hundred tackles. After graduation he played a short stint of football with the Birmingham Iron of the AAF, and “Team Power” of Your Call Football. Now, he has been invited to the XFL draft...

Mark Nelson