Missouri vs Baylor, November 7, 2009. Faurot Field - Columbia, Mo.
Spring 2007 Team Most Improved Wide Receiver
at Oklahoma State
at Kansas State
* Also 1-for-1 passing for 40 yards and a TD
** Also 0-for-1 passing
Very talented and underrated wideout who will be looked to for big things in his senior season ... Has had his last two seasons hampered by various injuries, but will be ready to go in the fall, after sitting out of contact in spring drills to help him return to 100% health for the season ... Is the #1 threat at the H-receiver position for the Tigers on the depth chart ... Gives MU one of the more athletically gifted big receivers, at 6-foot-5, in the Big 12 Conference ... Needs just three receiving yards to reach 1,000 for his career.
Contributed to Mizzou's record-setting offense by catching 26 passes for 329 yards and a career-high 5 touchdowns, despite not being fully 100 percent throughout the year, as he was still working through the after-effects of off-season knee surgery ... Missed the first two games of the year, and returned to catch at least one pass in every game the rest of the way ... Closed the season by grabbing 3 balls for 26 yards and a crucial touchdown grab in MU's bowl win over Northwestern ... His TD grab in the Alamo Bowl was an 11-yarder that came on third down, and it gave Mizzou its first lead of the game, at 17-16 with 7:20 left in the third quarter ... Three of his first six receptions on the year were touchdowns ... Saw his first playing time of the season against Nevada on Sept. 13 ... Caught his first touchdown of the season on a 27-yard pass from Chase Daniel against Buffalo ... Had a pair of receptions at Nebraska for 46 yards ... Scored the Tigers' final touchdown against Nebraska on a beautiful leaping 26-yard catch in the fourth quarter ... Made two catches against Oklahoma State, including a nice catch on a seven-yard TD in the fourth quarter ... Had two receptions against Texas for 18 yards against Texas ... Had a near TD catch against UT, coming down just out of bounds ... Caught two passes for the fourth-straight game with a pair of four-yard grabs against Colorado ... Scored on a four-yard reception in the third quarter, his fourth TD of the year ... Made three grabs against Baylor for 56 yards, including a season-long 35-yard catch in the third quarter ... Caught a season-high four passes for 43 yards against Kansas State ... Made a pair of receptions 10 yards and 8 yards) against Iowa State ... Caught one pass for 13 yards against Kansas ... Made three catches for 53 yards in the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma.
2007 SEASON Was second on the team with a career-high nine catches for 82 yards in the season opener against Illinois ... Had MU's longest reception of the day against the Illini, a 33-yard catch in the fourth quarter to help keep a key drive alive on third-and-11 ... Left the game with an injury to his left wrist after being tackled on that play and missed the next three games ... Returned from a three-week rehab to make three catches for 56 yards, including a 48-yard TD reception, against Nebraska ... That 48-yard grab was a season long and marked the second score of his career ... Made six catches for 54 yards against Oklahoma, including a 34-yard reception ... Was third on the team with four catches and 37 yards against Iowa State ... Made three grabs for 46 yards against Colorado, including a 31-yard reception in the third quarter ... Had one catch (13 yards) against Texas A&M and caught three passes against Kansas State for 12 yards ... Also had one rush for 10 yards against KSU ... Had a big night against Kansas, catching eight passes for 117 yards and one TD ... The 117 yards were a career high ... His touchdown came on an 11-yard pass from Chase Daniel in the first quarter ... Had a 19-yard run against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship, but injured his left knee on the play ... Will miss the Cotton Bowl after having surgery on the injured knee.
2006 SEASON True freshman wideout who earned playing time with an impressive fall camp, and who blossomed late in the season to make big contributions ... Ended the season with 15 catches for 251 yards and 1 TD, with 11 of his 15 catches coming in the final 4 games of the year ... His per-catch average of 16.7 was second on the team among those with 5 receptions or more ... Closed the season with a 74-yard TD catch in the Sun Bowl (his first career TD) against Oregon State, when he got loose on a fly pattern and outraced the Beaver secondary untouched for a 2nd-quarter TD that put MU up, 17-14 ... Had a breakout performance at Nebraska in week #10, with 4 catches for a career-best 84 yards ... Included in that was a 49-yarder in the 2nd quarter to put MU in scoring position ... Followed with a 5-catch outing the next week at Iowa State for 47 yards with a long of 25 in that game ... Caught a pass in each of MU's first 3 games of the year (2 for 21 against Ole Miss was his best in that stretch), then went without a grab until the Nebraska game.
HIGH SCHOOL Earned honorable mention All-State and 1st-Team All-District honors as a senior wide receiver for Marlin High School in 2005 after catching 49 passes for 850 yards and 9 TDs ... Named 2nd-Team Super Cen-Tex in 2005, as well ... Was an honorable mention All-District pick as a junior in 2004 ... An excellent all-around athlete who was a 1st-Team All-District performer in baseball ... Was also the district champion in the long jump (best of 23'10") and triple jump (best of 45'10") in 2005 ... High school coach - Jerry Malone.
PERSONAL Parents - Larry Alexander & Helen Woodson ... Chose Mizzou over Texas Tech, Baylor, Houston and SMU, among others ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Dave Steckel.