COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri has hired A.J. Ofodile, a former tight end with the Tigers, as director of recruiting operations.

The 42-year-old Ofodile (owe-FAH-delay), who also played in the NFL, has been head coach at Columbia Rock Bridge High since 2003. He was offensive coordinator under new Missouri head coach Barry Odom from 2001-02.

Ofodile was a first-team All-Big Eight selection in 1993 at Missouri. He was a fifth-round draft pick in 1994 by Buffalo and spent six years in the NFL with the Bills, Steelers and Ravens through 1999.

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