A veteran of the program who has starting experience in the trenches and gives valuable experience and tougness on the defensive line ... Will begin fall camp listed at No. 2 on the depth at the tackle spot, but he is expected to contribute significantly, regardless of whether or not he starts.
Saw action in 10 games on the season ... Made three total tackles on the year ... Recorded two tackles against Iowa State and one against Western Illinois...
Earned his first letter after playing in 11 games and recording 16 tackles ... Had one tackle in MU's games against McNeese State, San Diego State and Miami ... Had one tackle against Oklahoma ... Entered the starting lineup starting with the Nebraska game, filling in for injured Dominique Hamilton, and he started the rest of the way ... Had two tackles against Nebraska and recorded three stops at Texas Tech ...Had three tackles in the regular season finale against Kansas.
Saw limited action as a reserve defensive tackle, as he got on the field for games against Illinois and Iowa State.
Redshirted during his first season at Mizzou, and helped the Tiger offense prepare each day as part of the defensive scout team ... Won the team's Back-Up Player of the Week honors for his work during the week of preparation prior to Mizzou's game against Iowa State, which saw the Tigers clinch their second-straight Big 12 North Division title thanks to a 52-20 win in Ames, Iowa.
Named an all-midwest region defensive lineman by PrepStar ... Ranked as the nation's No. 50 defensive tackle prospect by Scout.com ... Had eight QB sacks in 2007, helping his team to a bi-district and an area championship ... As a senior, was a First-Team All-District selection who also was named Second-Team greater Houston team ... Pulled in Second-Team All-State honors in the 5A ranks, while serving as team captain ... High school coach - Elliot Allen.
Parents - Bill & Janice Burge ... Father is a Mizzou graduate, and he has grandparents that live in Columbia, near the Mizzou campus ... Majoring in parks, recreation and tourism ... Chose Mizzou over Texas A&M, Kansas, Boise State, Fresno State, Stanford, Houston and TCU, among others.