Bruising back who can provide a little bit of thump with the ball in his hand, or as a lead blocker in certain sets ... Opens fall camp listed at No. 3 on the depth chart at tailback, and he's also likely to play a role on various special teams units, as well.
Played in all 13 games at tailback and special teams ... Averaged 6.9 yards per carry on the year, going for 111 yards on 16 carries ... Rumbled for an 18-yard run in the Independence Bowl against North Carolina ... Rushed for 86 yards and his first career TD against Western Illinois ... Had a career high 60-yard run against the Leathernecks, which was the second longest play of the year for the team ... Also had two tackles and recovered a fumble against Kansas...
Earned a second-straight letter for his efforts while seeing action in all 13 games during Mizzou's 10-win season ... Made six tackles on special teams duties (including a season-high 2 stops against McNeese State), and got his first collegiate carry, against McNeese State when he went for a 2-yard gain ... Also made single stops against San Diego State, Miami (Ohio), Texas Tech and Kansas ... Won the team's backup player of the week award for his work during the week leading up to Mizzou's dominant win over rival Kansas.
Earned his first letter as a redshirt freshman, as he became a valuable regular on various special teams units ... Was also an important contributor every day in practice, working with the scout team offense as a tailback.
Joined the Tiger program as a walk-on tailback prospect.
Three-sport standout who starred in football, basketball and baseball ... Made his name on the gridiron as a defensive star, winning All-State honors as a senior while amassing 95 tackles, 11 quarterback sacks and one interception, while also earning All-Conference honors ... Tallied 98 tackles as a junior, to go with eight QB sacks and a pair of interceptions, all of which landed him on the All-State honorable mention squad ... Had 82 tackles and 6 interceptions as a sophomore, and started one game on varsity as a freshman, the first freshman in school history to start a game at that level ... High school coach - John Belskis.
Parents - Ronnie Culver & Vanessa McGriff-Culver ... Is majoring in parks, recreation and tourism at Mizzou, and chose MU over Wisconsin, Nebraska and Tennessee, among others ... Wants to eventually work in some capacity for a professional or collegiate team and/or do some teaching ... Lists hobbies as writing poetry and X-Box 360 ... Says he "adventured outside the norm" during his senior year in high school, and joined his school's cheerleading squad (his team finished second in the state as a senior), and also took part a musical.