- 2004 1st-Team Freshman All-Big 12 (Sporting News)
A very talented tackle that has all the physical tools to be a top-line player at the Big 12 level, and Tiger coaches feel he can do just that in 2007 as he enters the spring period completely healthy after battling injuries every year prior ... Enters spring camp listed atop the depth chart at left tackle, where he has 28 career starts entering the year, and 36 career games played overall ... Has started 26 consecutive games at left tackle, dating back to the 2004 season finale.
A very talented tackle that has all the physical tools to beWas a key member of MU's offensive line that paved the way for the prolific Tiger attack that ended the year ranked 8th in the nation in total offense (425.62 ypg) ... Started all 13 games at left tackle ... Mizzou's offensive line ranked 24th in the nation in fewest QB sacks allowed per game (1.46 pg) ... Had his spring season cut short due to a knee injury, but was close to full strength prior to the 2006 season, and entered fall camp listed No. 1 on the depth chart at left tackle.
Was a steady presence on the left side of the line, protecting the blind side of MU's quarterbacks, and started all 12 games at the left tackle position ... Helped play a large role in MU's offensive improvement in 2005, and paved the way for QB Brad Smith to produce only the 3rd season in NCAA Div. I-A history of 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing ... Had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder during the offseason, and sat out of spring drills to ensure he was healthy for the fall season.
Did an admirable job replacing All-Big 12 tackle Rob Droege, as he played in all 11 games, starting 3 on the year at weakside tackle ... Was named 1st-Team Freshman All-Big 12 by The Sporting News for his play on the season ... Started the first 2 games of the season, then came off the bench until establishing himself as the starter for the season finale against Iowa State ... Had an outstanding game at ISU, as he helped pave the way for MU's thrilling 17-14 overtime win ... Had the key block that sprung Brad Smith on a 36-yard TD run in the 3rd quarter, as he got to the ISU safety and cut him perfectly to get Smith into the secondary untouched ... Hurt his shoulder on that play, unfortunately, but went the rest of the game with the injury ... Had an excellent spring, and entered the fall listed at No. 1 on the depth chart at weakside tackle.
Redshirt season ... Was twice named scout team MVP for his work in practice, leading up to games against Nebraska and Iowa State.
A physical specimen regarded as one of the top offensive line prospects in the country ... Rated as the No. 19 offensive tackle in the nation, according to Rivals.com, and the same outfit ranked him as the No. 4 player (at any position) in the state of Missouri, and the No. 48 player (any position) in the Midlands ... Named to the PrepStar Magazine High School Football All-American Team in 2002 ... SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 16 overall prospect in the Midland region and as the No. 27 offensive lineman in the nation ... Rated as the No. 1 offensive lineman in the Missouri-Kansas region by MoKan Football ... A 1st-team all-state offensive lineman who also earned all-conference and all-district recognition on the defensive line ... Played on the offensive and defensive lines and helped lead South Harrison to an 8-2 record in 2002 ... Registered 69 tackles as a senior, including 25 for losses ... A three-sport standout who was a three-time Missouri Class 2A discus champ, with a career-best mark of 167-9 ... Was an all-conference performer as a freshman and sophomore in basketball as well, before being injured early in his junior season ... Did not playing basketball as a senior ... High school coach - Wes Croy ...
Son of Dan & Lori Luellen ... Majoring in hotel and restaurant management at Mizzou ... Member of National Honor Society as well as the South Harrison High School Student Council ... Chose Mizzou over Oklahoma State, Purdue, Colorado State, Illinois & Kansas, among others.