Good news for Eli Drinkwitz and company, Missouri’s special teams unit should be solid for another season as senior Grant McKinniss has announced he will return to Columbia for another season.

McKinniss has played just one season for Missouri after arriving as a graduate transfer from Kentucky during the previous offseason. Due to the NCAA allowing all players a free year of eligibility in 2020, McKinniss is eligible to play for another season in Columbia.

“After many prayers and much discussion with my family and coaches, I have decided to return to Missouri for the 2021 season. I am looking forward to growing as a player and being a part of this special program for one last year. I am grateful for this opportunity and excited for what the future holds,” McKinniss posted.

In his one season with Mizzou, McKinniss notched 39 punts for 1,681 yards, good for a career-best 43.1 average punt. He also handles holding duties on field goals and extra points for the Tigers.

McKinniss also had a career-long punt of 66 yards against LSU this season.