Veteran lineman who is one of 4 returning starters from a year ago in the trenches for Mizzou ... Is the primary starter at right guard, and he's started 8-of-12 games there in 2006 ... Has 37 career games and 19 career starts under his belt entering the bowl game ... Is an enthusiastic leader who was voted by his teammates to serve as a team captain for the 2006 season ... Has helped MU's offense to a national ranking of 12th in total offense (414.33 ypg) and 11th in passing offense (269.25 ypg) ... Mizzou also ranks 2nd in the Big 12, and 18th in the NCAA, in fewest QB sacks allowed (1.33 per game).
Veteran lineman who earned the starting job at right guard, and was a steady force on a line that returned only 2 starters from the previous season ... Played in all 12 games as a first-year starter, and started 11 of them at the right guard spot, helping pave the way for QB Brad Smith to put up another record-setting season ... His solid play was a major factor in MU's offense ranking 17th nationally in rushing (205.25 ypg).
Saw action in 9 games as a reserve strongside guard, and got great experience as he developed into a dependable player in the trenches for Mizzou.
Saw action in 4 games as a reserve guard, against Ball State, Eastern Illinois, Texas A&M and Iowa State.
Redshirt season ... Was part of the offensive scout team, and earned scout team player of the week award for his work in preparation for Troy State.
Rated among the top-85 offensive line prospects in the country by Rivals.com ... First-team all-state selection by the Football Coaches and Writers Association ... Voted two-time Clear Brook High School Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Team captain and offensive most valuable player as a senior, finishing with 65 pancake blocks ... Three-time all-district selection ... Was also a four-year letterwinner in track and field ... District champion in the shot put and school record holder in both the shot and discus ... Threw the shot 55-5 feet and the discus 161-3 feet ... High school coach - James Smith.
Son of Jesse and Shawn Cook ... Father is a supervisor, mother is a sales rep ... Is majoring in hotel and restaurant management at Mizzou.