2011 - Pre-Season Outland Watch List
2011 - Pre-Season 1st-Team All-Big 12 (Athlon)
2011 - Pre-Season 2nd-Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele)
2010 - 2nd-Team All-Big 12
2010 - 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12
2009 - Hon. Men. All-Big 12
2009 - 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
2009 - Team Off. Lineman of the Year
2009 - Team Spring Most Improved OL
One of the top tackles in the Big 12 who should challenge for national honors in his 3rd year as a starter at right tackle ... Landed on the pre-season watch list for the prestigious Outland Trophy, and was named pre-season 1st-Team All-Big 12 by Athlon Magazine ... Became engaged in July to longtime sweetheart Megan Christopher, who has been a standout catcher for Mizzou's powerhouse softball team (Christopher won Big 12 defensive player of the year honors as a senior in 2011) ... Has made 26 consecutive starts and has played in all 40 games over the past three seasons ... Is on pace to graduate this December (education degree), in just three-and-a-half years ... Became the first-ever true freshman offensive lineman to ever play for Gary Pinkel, as he played in all 14 games during 2008 as a true freshman.
Had an outstanding season that saw him earn 2nd-Team All-Big 12 honors, as part of a veteran offensive line that allowed only 22 sacks ... Helped Mizzou's running game rush for at least 200 yards in three of the last four games of the regular season, including a season-high 260 yards against Texas Tech.
Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, in addition to being named the team's offensive lineman of the year ... Started all 13 games on the season at right tackle ... Mizzou's offensive line allowed just 20 sacks in 13 games for the year ... Part of a Tiger offense that averaged nearly 30 points per game and over 400 yards per game with a first-year starting QB ... Also excelled in the classroom, where he was named a 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection for his efforts ... Had a meniscus tear in his right knee cleaned up during the off-season, but that didn't limit him much during spring camp.
Saw action in all 14 games, getting most of his time as part of the special teams kicking protection unit, but got more and more action on offense as the year progressed.
A blue-chip, four-star offensive lineman who was named the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007, who also starred on the defensive line ... Ranked as the No. 1 prospect at any position in the state of Iowa by Rivals and Scout.com, and was also Scout's No. 17 tackle in the nation ... Named an All-American by PrepStar Magazine ... Won 1st-Team All-State and 1st-Team All-Conference honors his last two seasons as an offensive lineman, while starting three years on the line overall ... Helped his school win a 3A state championship on the gridiron as a first-year starter at left tackle in 2005 ... High school coach - Curt Bladt.
Parents - Kyle & Lori Hoch ... Lists fishing, playing video games and paint ball as his hobbies ... Listed MU's facilities and educational opportunities as a major drawing point for him ... Is studying in MU's School of Education, with an ultimate goal of working in secondary education ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State, among many others.