AP Photos: Missouri vs. Iowa State - Homecoming Game
2011 - Mackey Award Watch List
2011 - Walter Camp Award Watch List
2011 - CFPA Pre-Season TE Watch List
2011 - Pre-Season 1st-Team All-American (Lindy's, Phil Steele)
2011 - Pre-Season 1st-Team All-Big 12 (Athlon, ESPN, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Blue Ribbon)
2010 - Consensus1st-Team All-American
2010 - Mackey Award Finalist
2010 - First Team All-Big 12
2010 - Team Most Valuable Player
2010 - Team Receiver of the Year
2009 - Team Spring Most Improved TE
A returning consensus 1st-Team All-American tight end who gives Mizzou arguably the best pass catching target in the nation at the position ... Should be a leading pre-season candidate for All-American and Mackey Award honors, following in the footsteps of recent Tiger All-American tight ends Martin Rucker (2007) and Chase Coffman (2008) ... Is also a standout in the classroom, as he's scheduled to earn his undergraduate degree this December, needing just three-and-a-half years to complete the task.
Won consensus 1st-Team All-American honors as he burst onto the scene by leading all the nation's tight ends with 90 receptions for 762 yards and 5 touchdowns - all coming after he caught a combined 7 passes for 47 yards in his first two seasons as a Tiger ... Ranked third in the Big 12 and 10th in the nation with 6.92 receptions per game ... His 90 catches on the year ranked third on MU's single-season receptions list and tied him with Chase Coffman for the MU season record for tight ends ... Made 10 receptions for 60 yards against Illinois in his first career start ... Scored the first touchdown of his career on a six-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter in MU's comeback win over the Illini ... Had six catches in the home opener against McNeese State for 52 yards ... That included a career-long 29-yard reception ... Set a new career high with 13 receptions against San Diego State ... Had 145 yards against SDSU, also a career best ... The 13 receptions and 145 yards set new school single-game record for tight ends at Mizzou ... Had four receptions for 41 yards in the victory over Miami (Ohio) ... Caught two touchdowns against Colorado on receptions of 10 and seven yards ... Caught six passes for 52 yards vs. CU ... Had 10 receptions for 87 yards against Texas A&M ... Caught a pass of Mizzou's first three plays of the game against TAMU ... Had seven receptions against Oklahoma, including game-high 12-yard catch ... Led the team with seven receptions against Nebraska for 70 yards ... Caught three pass for 16 yards against Texas Tech ... Made eight catches for 55 yards against Kansas State, including a long of 25 yards ... Led the team with seven receptions against Iowa State for 77 yards ... Put the Tigers on the board with an 11-yard TD catch in first quarter vs. ISU ... Made five receptions for 35 yards against Kansas, and closed the year with a 7-catch outing in the Insight Bowl against Iowa, for 64 yards and a key touchdown.
Saw action in all 13 games and caught three passes for 25 yards on the season ... Had a six-yard reception in the opening game of the year against Illinois ... made a catch for eight yards against Furman ... Caught an 11-yard pass against Iowa State on Nov. 21 ... Suffered a high ankle sprain late in spring camp that was fixed surgically, which forced him to miss the spring game, but the procedure got him healthy in time for the summer ... Was impressive enough prior to the setback to be named the team's Most Improved Tight End at the spring game.
Earned playing time as a true freshman and saw action in 13 games at the tight end spot ... Ended the year with four catches for 22 yards ... Caught two passes for 11 yards each in games against Southeast Missouri State and again against Iowa State, when he helped the Tigers wrap up their second consecutive Big 12 North Division championship ... Also spent considerable time on the Tiger kickoff return unit as part of the front line, and was also part of the hands team that defended on-side kick attempts.
A two-time All-District wideout who was named an All-Midwest Region Wide Receiver by PrepStar ... Served as a team captain in 2007, and turned in 34 receptions for 587 yards and five TDs on the year, while also rushing 10 times for 53 yards ... Three-sport standout who also excelled in basketball and track and field, where he placed second in the state championships in the long jump ... Has a career best long jump of 24-4 and a triple jump best of 43-feet ... High school coach - Marty McClintock.
Parents - Richard & Ersa Egnew ... Is the eighth of nine siblings ... Majoring in hotel and restaurant management... Lists football, basketball and listening to music as his hobbies ... Major attractions to Mizzou included the Tiger coaches, players and campus ... Chose the Tigers over Purdue, TCU and New Mexico, among others.