Proven performer in the trenches who has experience at multiple spots on the line, making him a very valuable piece of the puzzle up front ... Has 38 games of experience under his belt, including 7 starts at guard in 2011 ... Opens fall ball listed atop the depth chart at right guard, and he'll be the favorite to win the job after a solid spring camp ... Last name is pronounced MINE-ers...
Played in all 13 games and earned seven starts at left guard as a junior ... Played a major role in Mizzou's potent offense, as the team ranked 9th nationally in rushing offense and 12th nationally in total offense ... Helped the Tiger offense allow just 18 sacks all year, the lowest total since the 2008 season...
Saw action in all 13 games, as his role on the line increased from his freshman year, while continuing his solid contributions on special teams ... Showed versatility to play a number of spots, but spent most of his time lined up at right tackle.
Earned a letter as a true freshman, becoming only the second true freshman offensive lineman to do so for Coach Gary Pinkel ... Played in all 13 games, seeing most of his action as part of the field goal and extra point protection units ... These units helped kicker Grant Ressel make a combined 65-of-66 kicks on the year, which set an NCAA single-season accuracy record for combined kicks ... Was the first rookie to be declared ready to play by Tiger coaches, with the verdict coming down early in his first fall two-a-day camp at Mizzou.
One of the most highly-coveted offensive line prospects in the region who starred at tackle for Chaminade Prep in the St. Louis area ... Was one of the first in-state prospects to commit to Mizzou during the spring of 2009 ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 11 overall prospect (any position) out of the state of Missouri, and ESPN.com lists him as the nation's No. 28 offensive tackle prospect, as well ... ESPN.com says he is a big and powerful lineman who could play either tackle or guard in college, and is someone who is a very effective blocker in all phases of offensive line play who demonstrates solid techniques and really works to sustain blocks ... Was a team captain as a senior in 2008 and was named to various All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference teams based on his play as he helped clear the way for an offense which rushed for nearly 3,000 yards on the year ... Earned 2nd-Team All-Conference honors after a solid junior season in 2007 and was an honorable-mention all-conference performer as a sophomore in 2006 ... Is an avid weight lifter who holds all of his school's records, and has a combined squat, bench and power clean total of 1,275 pounds ... High school coach - Doug Taylor.
Parents - John Meiners & Kathy Kulig ... Studying personal financial planning at Mizzou ... Lists hobbies as weight training, nutrition and sports ... Chose Mizzou over Kansas, Kansas State, Notre Dame and Wake Forest, among others.