Long, lean and strong defensive end who could possibly factor in as a top pass rusher in 2007 as Mizzou looks to replace career QB sacks leader Brian Smith ... Got his feet wet in 2006 and looks to build on his experience gained during the season ... Enters spring camp listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at one end position.
Saw action in 12-of-13 games on the season, mostly on special teams return units ... Registered 1 QB hurry on defense in reserve duty ... Spent most of the his redshirt freshman season listed at No. 3 on the depth chart at one end position ... Had 2 tackles during the 2006 Black & Gold Game to close spring ball.
Redshirt season ... Was very impressive as part of the scout team throughout the season.
One of the most athletic players in MU's class who terrorized opposing offenses as a defensive end ... Is ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Missouri in 2005, and also as the No. 21 weakside defensive end in the nation, according to Rivals.com ... SuperPrep rates him as the No. 46 defensive end prospect in the nation ... Earned 1st-Team all-state, all-metro, all-conference and all-district honors after a monster senior season that saw him record 116 tackles and 10 QB sacks ... Also forced 3 fumbles on the season and recovered 1 fumble while being named the MVP of his defense ... Had 87 tackles as a junior, including 8 QB sacks and also created 2 fumbles ... Was his team's defensive MVP that year, as well, and was named 1st-Team all-district and honorable mention all-conference ... Credited by his coach with having a stellar work ethic and a motor that never quits ... Also runs track for his school in the spring, running on the 4x100 and 4x200 teams, as well as the 100 meters ... High school coach - Chad Valadez.
Son of William Bedell & Beatrice Todd ... Chose MU over Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State and Tulsa, among others ... Lists hobbies as lifting weights and eating ... Academic interest lies in business management.