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Justin Gage
Justin Gage

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jefferson City, Mo.

High School:
Jefferson City High School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
01/24/1981


04/25/2013

Sheldon Richardson Goes to Jets With 13th Overall Pick in NFL Draft

Mizzou Has Had Six First-Rounders in Last Five NFL Drafts

2001: Emerged as one of Missouri?s all-time great receivers ... tabbed first team All-Big 12 coaches and the Associated Press ... pulled in 74 receptions for 920 yards and five touchdowns ... ranked 13th in the country with 6.8 receptions per game ... his 74 receptions was one short of the all-time single-season record at Missouri ... his 920 yards ranks fourth all-time in a single-season at MU ... will enter the 2002 season ranked fourth all-time at Missouri in receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,629) ... recorded three of the biggest receiving games in school history ... pulled in 13 receptions (the second highest single-game total at MU) for a school record 236 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor ... also connected on a 9-yard TD pass to tight end Ben Frederickson ... his 236 receiving yards is the second highest total in the history of the Big 12 Conference ... recorded 12 receptions for 113 yards at Oklahoma State ... had 11 receptions for 148 yards at Kansas ... pulled in 9 receptions for 118 yards in the season opener against Bowling Green

2000: Missouri ?Most Valuable Player? on offense after being converted into a wide receiver in the spring of 2000 ... hauled in 44 receptions (tied for 10th all-time in a single season) for 709 yards (8th all-time in a single-season) ... averaged 64.5 receiving yards a game and caught four touchdown passes ... completed two passes on the season, one was a 70-yard completion to John Dausman vs. Michigan State, the longest pass play since 1994 ... also completed a 35-yard pass against Nebraska on a throw-back play to quarterback Kirk Farmer ... made 5 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Cornhuskers in a nationally-televised game ... caught 6 passes for 64 yards in a win over Oklahoma State ... pulled in a career-high 8 receptions for 92 yards and 2 TDs at Baylor ... in his first career start vs. Western Illinois, caught his first career TD pass and blocked a punt that set up a Missouri touchdown ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the Big 12 coaches ...

1999: Had his redshirt removed in week nine at Oklahoma and played two series at quarterback ... played a good portion of the Texas A&M game the following week completed 11-of-24 passes for 111 yards and threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes ... also saw playing time in the season finale at Kansas State ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Became the third quarterback in as many years to sign with Mizzou out of Jeff City, following Kurt Propst, 1997 (no longer with the team, now playing baseball for MU) and Kirk Farmer, 1998 ... passed for 1,148 yards and 21 TDs and ran for 702 yards and 12 TDs during his senior campaign ... was second-team all-state as a defensive back ... also a basketball star for the Jays ... caught the eye of the Missouri basketball staff after guarding his MU teammate Kareem Rush in a high school all-star game ... coached by Ron Cole ...

PERSONAL: Son of Al and Ernestine Gage ... born Jan. 25, 1981 ... majoring in business.

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