A big-play talent who has shown to have excellent size, speed, hands and route-running abilities ... Averaged over 23 yards per reception a year ago and that big-play threat will be crucial for the Tiger offense going forward ... Begins camp as the favorite to start at the H-receiver spot, after he started the final six games of the 2012 season at Z.
Saw action in all 12 games, starting the final six contests of the year, and ended up with 10 catches for 231 yards and a touchdown ... His 23.1 yard per catch average was best among Tiger receivers ... Caught multiple passes in games against Tennessee (2 catches, 61 yards), Florida (2-26) and Georgia (2-17) ... Had the extremely rare stat line against Vanderbilt of one reception for 101 yards and one touchdown ... His TD in that game came on an 85-yard bomb down the right sideline in the fourth quarter from QB Corbin Berkstresser, and earlier in the game, he picked up a fumble on a pass caught by a teammate, and he advanced that 16 yards forward past the point of the fumble, giving him 16 more receiving yards without an added reception ... Worked alot at the tight end spot during the spring, but moved back to the Z-receiver spot for the fall.
Saw action in 9 games on the season ... Caught 3 passes in all for a total of 16 yards ... First collegiate reception came in his first game action, when he grabbed a 4-yard reception in the opener against Miami (Ohio) ... Later had one catch each against Western Illinois and Iowa State, with each one going for 6 yards...
Was very impressive throughout the year, and looked as though he might be ready to play as a true freshman, but a hamstring injury sustained during August camp held him back enough to where Tiger coaches chose to preserve his redshirt.
ESPN.com ranks him as the nation's No. 63 wide receiver prospect ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 67 wide receiver prospect, and by the same outlet as the No. 71 talent at any position out of the state of Texas ... Was a prolific wide receiver playing in a spread-style offense, and helped lead his team to the state playoff quarterfinals in 2009 and a final record of 12-2 ... Was an honorable mention All-State performer as a senior, when he caught 71 passes for 1,157 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2009 ... Enjoyed an equally productive junior season in 2008, as he made 64 catches for 1,250 yards and a school-record 24 touchdowns ... High school coach - Joey Florence ... Denton Ryan High School has produced several Tiger players over the years, including MU career quarterback sacks record-holder Brian Smith, as well as tailback Earl Goldsmith ... Also stood out on the hardwood, as he was his team's freshman MVP and later was his team's co-offensive player of the year for the 2008-09 basketball season.
Parents - Larry Sasser & Jackie Cox-Spence ... Lists hobbies as playing sports and in general just staying active ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Texas Tech, Arizona, Arizona State and Kansas, among others ... Credits the family atmosphere at Mizzou as a major selling point, as well as the fact that he never felt pressured during the recruiting process.