After eight years in the NFL, former Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin is moving to the high school coaching ranks to continue his involvement in football. He joins his alma mater, Kirkwood High School.

Maclin, 30, announced his retirement earlier this year after a series of injuries cut short his playing career. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Maclin was set to return to the St. Louis area earlier this summer. Maclin said his focus is on a newborn daughter, and his foundation.

Maclin’s best season in the NFL came in Philadelphia in 2014 when he had 1,318 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. His 6,835 career receiving yards and 49 touchdown catches in the NFL are the most by a Mizzou player, while his 514 receptions are second only to Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow’s 541.

Maclin missed the 2013 season because of a torn ACL, tore his groin in 2016 and the next year tore his MCL on what was ultimately his final NFL reception.

He sat out the 2018 season, and announced his retirement on April 4.

“I prepared myself, and really when I retired it was like a sigh of relief,” he told the P-D. “It felt pretty good to say I was done.”