2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team
Is the Tigers' most experienced returning receiver who will be looked to for big production in his senior season after the passing game took a dip in consistency a year ago ... Enters the year with 35 career games and nine career starts, and needs 28 receptions and just 54 yards to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards for his career ... Opens camp listed at No. 1 on the depth chart at the X-receiver position.
Led Mizzou in receptions (46) and receiving yards (509), while hauling in three TD passes as a junior ... Started the first six games of the year, and came off the bench for the final half ... Caught at least two passes in 11-of-12 games on the year, and had five games in all of 50 yards or more ... Tied for the team lead with three receptions against Southeastern Louisiana, totaling 30 yards with a long of 21 ... Led all MU wide receivers against Georgia, hauling in six passes for 88 yards and a touchdown ... His TD was the first score of the game, a 41-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter ... It was his sixth career TD, while the 88 yards receiving were a new career high ... Caught four passes for 35 yards against Arizona State with a long of 13 ... Led all Missouri receivers against South Carolina, bringing in nine receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown ... The touchdown came from Corbin Berkstresser from 1-yard out late in the fourth quarter ... Caught five passes against UCF to lead all Tigers and finished the game with 33 yards ... Had four catches for 54 yards with a long of 18 against Vanderbilt ... Had two catches for 18 yards in the Tigers' loss to Alabama ... Played against UK but did not tally a catch ... Posted three catches for 20 yards in the Tigers' 14-7 loss at Florida ... Led Mizzou with five catches, totaling 51 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers' 51-48, four overtime win at Tennessee, including an 18-yard TD catch from James Franklin in the second overtime, tying the game and sending it to the third OT.
Had a career season, with 23 receptions (4th on the team) and 414 yards (3rd on the team), while his 5 touchdowns was tied for the team lead, despite not being a starter for much of the season ... Got his season started by making his first career start against Miami (Ohio), and made a 10-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter to salt the game away ... the touchdown catch was the first of his career ... led the Tigers in receiving against Arizona State, totaling 87 yards on four catches ... helped set up Mizzou's game-tying score late in the fourth quarter, covering 49 yards on a catch-and-run down to the ASU twio ... led the Tigers with five catches for 64 yards against Texas A&M ... caught the game-winning score on an 11-yard pass from Franklin in overtime, leaping above his defender to haul in a perfectly-placed fade pass ... caught four passes for 80 yards and a touchdown against Baylor ... the score came from 24 yards out with 7:05 left in the fourth quarter ... led all Missouri receivers with four catches for 68 yards and a score against Texas Tech ... his touchdown came early in the fourth quarter, as he made a diving catch in the end zone to cut the Red Raider lead to 27-24 ... his one reception against Kansas put the Tigers up by two scores, as he streaked down the sideline and hauled in a 53-yard catch on the first play of the fourth quarter...
Saw the field as a true freshman, getting snaps in 10 games on the year, and catching 3 passes for 23 yards in all ... First catch was a six-yard grab against McNeese State ... Added an 11-yard reception in the win over then-No. 1 Oklahoma ... Had one catch, for six yards, against Texas Tech.
One of the top playmakers in the Midwest who ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Missouri, and as the No. 25 wide receiver in the nation ... Tom Lemming had him as the nation's No. 9 wide receiver prospect, while putting him as the No. 93 player in the country at any position ... Scout.com ranked him as the nation's No. 15 wide receiver, while ESPN rated puts him at No. 38 at the position nationally ... Was selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Game in January, along with fellow 2010 Mizzou signee Nick Demien ... A two-time First-Team All-State wide receiver who was awarded each of his last two years with the Otis Taylor Award for the best receiver in the Kansas City metro area ... Played as a marked man during his senior season, but still managed to catch 38 passes as a for 819 yards and nine touchdowns, and as a junior, tallied 58 receptions for 1,176 yards and 18 scores ... Caught 32 passes for 572 yards and 9 TDs during his sophomore season ... In addition to his football exploits, was also a standout in basketball and track and field for Liberty High ... High school coach - Joel Wells.
Mother - Monique Lucas, who lettered for Mizzou's women's basketball team from 1986-89 ... Interested in studying either business or sports medicine at Mizzou ... Lists hobbies as sports and being around family and friends ... Chose Mizzou over Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, UCLA, Kansas, Tennessee, Stanford and Arkansas, among many others, and says that it was the strong family atmosphere in the Mizzou program which was a major appeal.