Plenty of Big Plays on Both Sides of the Ball Saturday
2013 OUTLOOK Big receiver with the kind of size that allows him to line up at multiple spots on the field, and he'll look to challenge for increased playing time in his final year in the program ... Begins camp listed at No. 2 on the depth at the Z-receiver spot ... Has been a contributor on various special teams units in the past, where he's recorded 25 tackles in 38 games over the last three seasons.
2012 SEASON Played in all 12 games, and made his first career reception (for six yards) against Vanderbilt ... That was his only catch on the season, but he still saw the field for significant playing time, mostly with special teams ... Was credited with five special teams tackles on the season, and had two tackles in each in games against Georgia and at Tennessee ... Also had a single tackle on special teams at Florida.
2011 SEASON Saw action in all 13 games on the season, primarily on special teams kick coverage units, and made important contributions ... Registered 7 tackles on the year while playing on special teams ... Had a season high 3 tackles against Iowa State on Homecoming ... Also had 2 stops against Western Illinois and finished the year with 1 tackle in the Independence Bowl against North Carolina...
2010 SEASON Earned his first letter as one of the top special teams players on the kickoff coverage unit, where he played in all 13 games and made 13 tackles, including a season-best three in Mizzou's big win at Texas A&M ... Also tallied two stops each in games against Colorado and McNeese State ... Won the team's backup player of the week award for his work in preparation against Iowa State.
2009 SEASON Was able to spend his first year in the Tiger program learning the system and continuing his physical development during a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL Was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 16 overall prospect (any position) out of the state of Pennsylvania ... ESPN.com ranked him as the nation's No. 40 prep wide receiver and called him a very good prospect with the upside to develop into a great college receiver ... Scout.com had him rated as the nation's No. 59 wide receiver ... Was a 1st-Team All-Conference selection each of the last two years on both sides of the ball, earning the distinction in 2007 and 2008 at both wide receiver and defensive back ... Was a 1st-Team All-State pick in 2008 as a defensive back, while he also caught 34 passes for 502 yards and 5 touchdowns ... Selected to play in the prestigious 2009 Big 33 All-Star Football Game ... As a junior in 2007, was a 1st-Team All-State selection and was the Allentown Morning Call's Player of the Year, after grabbing 51 receptions for 785 yards and 10 TDs ... Also returned punts and had 4 return TDs in his career ... Was a standout on the basketball court, and as a junior won team MVP honors and 1st-Team All-Conference (15 points and 8 rebounds) ... High school coach - Jim Morgans.
PERSONAL Parents - Joseph & Arlene Stimpfl ...Majoring in hotel and restaurant management at Mizzou ... Lists hobbies as X-Box 360 and hanging out with friends ... Chose Mizzou over Penn State, Pittsburgh, Illinois, Boston College, West Virginia, Stanford and Minnesota, among others.