Zach Milligan 59
Zach Milligan


Hardin, Mo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Defensive Lineman

Walk-on Missouri native who will look to add depth along the defensive line for the Tigers... Enters fall camp listed at No. 3 on the depth chart at one defensive end position ... Is a staff sergeant in the United States Army Reserves, and came to Mizzou after serving a term in Operation Iraqi Freedom ... Spent some upper leadership training camp time at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin this summer with the Reserves ... Was married this May in Hardin, Mo., to the former Ashley Leonard, a native of Bellflower, Mo., who was a May graduate of Mizzou with a degree in nuclear medicine.

Spent his second year in the program as an important part of the defensive scout team ... Changed his jersey number to 59 in the spring, after wearing 65 the year before for the Tigers.

Did not see game action, but gave valuable contributions in practice throughout the year in his first year with the program.

Was a three-sport standout in football, basketball and track and field for Hardin-Central ... Won all-state, all-conference and all-district honors as a senior team captain offensive lineman ... Also won the team's offensive MVP honors that year, as well ... Led his team in tackles on defense as a junior, and earned all-conference honors that year, in addition to being named the team's defensive MVP ... Played on Hardin's team that reached the semifinals of the 1A state championships in 2000 ... Was a two-time all-conference selection in basketball, also finished 7th in the Class 1A state championships for the 300-meter hurdles ... High school coach - Gary O'Neil.

Son of Tom Milligan & Robin Littrell ... Is studying in MU's School of Engineering, with his major concentrated on mechanical engineering ... Lists hobbies outside of football as outdoor and wildlife sports and movies.