Promising young lineman who will line up at center after spending a year in the Mizzou program ... Enters the spring season listed No. 2 on the depth chart at center, backing up incumbent starter Adam Spieker.
Strong pass-blocker who recruiting experts labeled as a "hidden gem" that emerged late as a Division I prospect ... Caught the eye of Mizzou coaches at the Coca-Cola all-star game in January ... Moved to Stephenville for his senior year after playing two years for Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla. ... Was a 1st-team all-district lineman as a senior at Stephenville, after starting for the two previous years at Santa Fe, where he was a two-time all-city selection ... Helped lead Santa Fe to a city championship as a junior in 2002, and to two consecutive state playoff appearances ... High school coach - Chad Morris.
Son of Duane & Dee Dee Dirk ... Father is the defensive coordinator at Tarleton State University ... Full name - John Michael Dirk ... Birthdate - June 30, 1985 ... Plans to pursue degree in fisheries and wildlife at Mizzou ... Chose MU over Houston and SMU, and also had interest from LSU and Kansas State.
Phil Pitts Joins Football Coaching Staff
Former University of Missouri defensive lineman Phil Pitts has joined the Mizzou Football staff...
Mizzou's Shane Ray Declares for the NFL Draft
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Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame Date Changed
The induction date for the University of Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014 has been...
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Markus Golden earned MVP honors, and the tandem of Marcus Murphy and Russell Hansbrough helped...
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LONGFORM: Back-to-Back: The 2014 Season in Review
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Citrus Bowl Update: Coach Pinkel Meets the Media
Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel met the media Wednesday morning (Dec. 31) at the Hyatt Regency...
Mizzou Athletics Donates Citrus Bowl Tickets to...
The Mizzou Department of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director Brent Lewis took the time...
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